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  1. Chaudfontaine Newsletter Newsletter 12 – July 2013

  2. Legaldevelopments: European Union EU General Export Authorisations (EU002 to EU006) Conditions of use The European Commission has published the conditions and requirements regarding the notification mechanism for the first use of EU General Export Authorisations (EU002 to EU006) requested by Member States  (Official Journal of the EU of May 30 (C151)) Available: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:151:0015:0020:EN:PDF.

  3. France A new “Guide on the export of dual-use goods and technology” The French dual-use goods Service (SBDU) updated its guide for the exporters of dual-use goods and technology as to include the latest developments of the European legislation. It also published a new and separate application form for the European Union general export authorisation (EUGEA). Available: http://www.dgcis.gouv.fr/biens-double-usage/procedures-et-licences; http://www.dgcis.gouv.fr/biens-double-usage/telechargements.

  4. Netherlands Export and brokering transactions to Syria On March 28, the Netherland has adopted an Order (MinBuza – 2013 124074) imposing a licensing requirement to Syria on the export of and the provision of brokering services for dual use items not listed in Annex I of Regulation 428/2009. Items listed concern substances that may be used for producing chemical weapons. Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/file/20130429101339_stcrt-2013-8590-copie.pdf.

  5. Legaldevelopments: International Chemical Weapons Convention The ThirdReviewConference of the ChemicalWeapons Convention (CWC) washeldfrom 8 to 19 April 2013 in The Hague (Netherlands). On behalf of the EU, Ambassador Bylica reminded concerns over the situation in Syria and that ““onlyhalf of the States parties to the Convention have comprehensiveimplementinglegislation in place”. Available:http://www.opcw.org/rc3/documents-from-the-third-review-conference/.

  6. Nuclear Suppliers Group 13 - 14 June 2013, Plenary meeting, Prague The NSG, now including Serbia and Mexico, notably amended both “Trigger” and dual-use items lists (to be published), discussed its involvement in outreach activities and discussed a framework for industry engagement (to be published). Available: http://www.nuclearsuppliersgroup.org/A_test/press/NSG%206%20PUBLIC%20STATEMENT%20HOD%20final.pdf.

  7. Australia Group 7 June 2013, Plenary meeting, Paris The Australia Group, concerned by the current situation in Syria, updated its lists of chemical and biological items. It also considered the application of new candidates for membership and discussed its involvement in outreach activities. Available: http://www.australiagroup.net/en/media_june2013.html ; http://www.australiagroup.net/en/controllists.html. Japan On 5 April 2013, Japan updated its Foreign End-User List. Available: http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/anpo/englishpage.html

  8. Proliferation Security Initiative On 28 May, representatives of 72 states and 3 international organisations: the European Union, the North Atlantic Alliance and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe met in Warsaw to discuss the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The occasion for a discussion during the High LevelPolitical Meeting of the Cracow Initiative – Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) - was the tenthanniversary of the adoption of the PSI. Source: http://www.psi.mfa.gov.pl/en/.

  9. Non-Proliferation Treaty From 22 April to 3 May 2013, the second PrepCom for the 2015 NPT ReviewConferencewasheld in Geneva. AmbassadorBylica, European Union SpecialEnvoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (EuropeanExternal Action Service) presented the views of the European Union. Available : http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/npt/prepcom13/statements/22April_EU.pdf. United-States The Bureau of Industry and Security publishes rules that implement international commitments. Available:http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.htm.

  10. Studies and More: Articles, Reports, Links EU Outreach: Monthly Newsletter of the project Cooperation in export control of dual-use goods, by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA, Germany), Available: http://www.eu-outreach.info/eu_outreach/index.html Mohamed Daoudi, John Hart, AjeyLele and Ralf Trapp,“The Future of the ChemicalWeapons Convention: Policy and Planning Aspects”, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 35. Source: http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=457 “Jordanie: vers la construction de deuxréacteurs de puissance?”, Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 79, April 2013. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/

  11. “10è anniversaire de la Stratégieeuropéenne de luttecontre la prolifération: le cas de la Résolution 1540”, Observatoirede la non-prolifération, No. 81, June 2013. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/ Aaron Dunne, “The Proliferation Security Initiative”, SIPRI Policy Paper, No. 36, May 2013, 64p. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/ Numérospécial “3è Conférenced’examen de la CIAC”, Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 78, Hors série 2013/11. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/ “Greatercontrols on surveillance exports needed, says Council of Europe”.News, opinions and many more information in the WorldECR journal and website (pay subscription). Link: http://www.worldecr.com/.

  12. Members’ works: Quentin Michel, “The European Union Dual-Use Items Control Regime: Comment of the Legislation: article-by-article”, July 2013, 173p. An update of the Vademecumdedicated to the European Union Dual-Use Items Export Control Regime "Comment of the Legislation" has been issued. It includes data on Croatia, the 28th Member State of the Union as of 1st July 2013 Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/index.php?serv=49&cat=3 Quentin Michel, “Technical Note on: The EU trade control of dual use items and adoption of restrictive measures again stSyria, Iran and North Korea”, June 2013, 6p. the note has been updated to include the renew of transfers prohibition to Syria. Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/index.php?serv=49&cat=3

  13. Quentin Michel, “The European Union Trade Control Regime of items whichcouldbeused for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degradingtreatment or punishment: Comment of the Legislation: article-by-article”, June 2013, 39p. The vademecum has been amended. Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/index.php?serv=49&cat=3 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, “SIPRI Yearbook 2013 Armaments, Disarmaments and International Security”, Oxford University Press, 2013. Chapter 10: “Dual-use and arms trade controls”. Source: http://www.sipri.org/yearbook/2013/10.

  14. News: “U.S.-IndiaNuclear Deal Still Far Off” The Wall Street Journal, 26 June 2013. Available: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/06/26/first-u-s-india-nuclear-deal-still-far-off/ “India assures U.S. a share of nuclear pie” The Hindu, 24 June 2013. Available: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-assures-us-share-of-nuclear-pie/article4846708.ece?%20homepage=true&utm_source=NSSPI+News+Digest&utm_campaign=43a5b2129f-%20RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d96553fdd0-43a5b2129f-51249665 “New Delhi Gets British Help to Enter Nuclear Trade Body” NTI Global Security Newswire, 17 June 2013, Available: http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/indias-push-enter-nuclear-trade-body-gets-british-help/.

  15. “UK lobbies for N-export group to admit India” Khaleej Times, 16 June 2013. Available: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2013/June/international_June493.xml&section=international&col=. “Statement on President Obama's June 19 Address in Berlin on Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Threats” Arms Control Association, 19 June 2013. Available: http://www.armscontrol.org/pressroom/Statement-on-Pres-Obama-Address-in-Berlin-on-Eliminating-Nuclear-Weapons-Threats “Cyber-sting nets chinese national in attempt to export sensitive defensetechnology” US Department of Justice, 30 May 2013. Available: http://www.bis.doc.gov/news/2013/doj053013.htm

  16. “Japan, Brazil to Restart Talks on Nuclear Deal StalledSince Fukushima Crisis” The Japan Times, 20 June 2013. Available: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/20/national/japan-brazil-to-restart-talks-on-nuclear-deal-stalled-since-fukushima-crisis/#.UdPzeuvoWoE David O’Byrne, “Turkey-JapanNuclear Deal LeavesMany Questions Unanswered” Business News Europe, 12 May 2013. Available: http://www.bne.eu/story4938/TurkeyJapan_nuclear_deal_leaves_many_questions_unanswered AwadMustafa, “Japanese Prime MinisterSignsNuclear Agreement with the UAE ” The National, 2 May 2013. Available: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/politics/japanese-pm-signs-nuclear-agreement-with-the-uae

  17. “Japan and IndiaReaffirm Importance of Civil NuclearCooperation” Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs, 29 May 2013. Available: http://www.mea.gov.in/in-focus-article.htm?21755/Joint+Statement+on+Prime+Ministers+visit+to+Japan+Strengthening+the+Strategic+and+Global+Partnership+between+India+and+Japan+beyond+the+60th+Anniversary+of+Diplomatic+Relations Williams Mullen, Thomas B. McVey and Jahna M. Hartwig, “UniversityChargedwith Export Violations” Lexology, 3 May 2013. Available: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=066b0134-96cf-4205-9472-32ba6339c325 Eliot Marshal, “ScientificJournalsAdapt to New US. Trade Sanctions on Iran” Science, 3 May 2013. Available: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/05/scientific-journals-adapt-to-new.html

  18. Daniel Painter, “The NuclearSuppliers Group at the Crossroads” The Diplomat, 10 June 2013. Available: http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/10/the-nuclear-suppliers-group-at-the-crossroads/ “Egypt and South KoreaSign Agreement on Nuclear Power Programme” Daily News, 10 May 2013. Available: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/05/10/egypt-and-south-korea-sign-agreement-on-nuclear-power-programme/ “Hsien Tai Tsai and Yueh-HsunTsaiAccused of ExportingWeaponsMachinery to NorthKorea” Associated Press, 6 May 2013. Available: http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/3973753-74/weapons-tsai-chicago#axzz2Sax4ObsJ

  19. “China to SellIts First IndigenouslyDeveloped 1000 MW NuclearReactor to Pakistan” Pakistan Kakhudahafiz, 23 April 2013. Available: http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/national/china-to-sell-its-first-indigenously-developed-1000-mw-nuclear-reactor-to-pakistan/#.UXYez4Kzsg8 “EgyptSaysRussia to Help Revive NuclearProgram” Reuters, 22 April 2013. Available: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/22/us-egypt-russia-idUSBRE93L0R520130422

  20. « Of interest »: Dual-use case studies in biological research: From the Federation of American Scientists. Link: http://www.fas.org/biosecurity/education/dualuse/index.html 2013 Esarda Symposium proceedings: Made available to registeredusers. Link: http://esarda.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197:symposium-proceedings&catid=23:news&Itemid=192