DUAL USE GOODS

BY ALAN OSBORN
A RANGE of compounds, chemicals, micro-organisms and toxins, together with test and production equipment and associated software has been published by the European Commission under its revised dual-use regulation for controlling the export of items that could be put to illegal use, including terrorism and warfare by rogue states.

Potential exporters will have to seek clearance from Brussels even if the order comes from a legitimate buyer. The EU regulation follows a year long review of EU dual use goods lists, in a bid to add European ...


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