Jessica Hajj

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EU and UK Impose Restrictions on Belarus

In late June 2021, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) imposed restrictions on Belarus following the forced landing of an intra-EU Ryanair

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EU Commission Publishes FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Export Requirements

On February 12, 2021, the European Union (EU) Commission published frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the export requirements for Covid-19 vaccines. The

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Germany Amends Dual-use & Military Export List

On October 29, 2020, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published the 16th regulation amending the Foreign Trade Ordinance (in

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Switzerland Implements Additional Restrictions on Medical Protective Equipment

On March 25, 2020, the Swiss Government adopted a new regulation, taking effect as of March 26, requiring a prior license for any exports of medical

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Germany Suspends Export Ban on Medical Equipment

On March 19, 2020, the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) suspended their previous order of an export ban for medical protection

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European Commission Issues Border Management Guidelines

On March 16, 2020 - the European Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the

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Several Countries Issue Export Bans on Masks, Protective Gear

On March 4, 2020, Germany issued a ban on the export of medical protection gear and equipment to avoid supply shortages.  The official communication in

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European Commission Publishes Report on Dual-Use Technologies

On November 9, 2019, the European Commission published a summary report covering a study on materials dependencies for dual-use technologies relevant to

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The European Union (EU) Council Adopts Framework for Sanctions Concerning Turkey

On November 11, 2019, the Council of the European Union issued Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 “concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's

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UK Updates Guidance for Export Licenses for Military Goods

On October 23, 2019, the United Kingdom’s Department of International Trade updated its guidance relating to an “open general export license” for military

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Dutch Government Suspends Arms Exports to Turkey

On October 11, 2019, the Government of the Netherlands announced its decision to restrict military exports to Turkey in response to Turkey’s recent

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