EU Issues Rules on Dual-Use Export Controls for After the Withdrawal of the UK

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 3/28/19 5:00 PM

On March 21, 2019, the European Commission issued a notice to stakeholders on the rules for dual-use export controls for after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).

Per the notice, upon withdrawal:

  • The UK will be considered a third country with regard to EU dual-use regulation;

  • Licenses issued by the UK as a member of the EU will no longer be valid for exports from the EU to non-EU countries; such exports will require a license issued by one of the 27 remaining member states; and

  • Intra-EU transfer licenses issued by one of the EU member states prior to the withdrawal date of the UK will still be valid for exports to the UK.

The EU notice may be found here:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/dual-use-goods_en.pdf

The European Commission will update further information here:

http://ec.europa.eu/trade/import-and-export-rules/export-from-eu/dual-use-controls/

Topics: EU, UK, Brexit