Chaudfontaine Newsletter Newsletter 14 – January 2014
Legaldevelopments: European Union Commission report Implementation of the Regulation On 16 October, the European Commission issued a report to the Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the regulation 428/2009, its formal amendments and, in a more comprehensive way, on the implementation of a European regime in export controls (exchange of information, dialogue with stakeholders, etc.). Available: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/import-and-export-rules/export-from-eu/dual-use-controls/.
Legaldevelopments: International Algeria and dual-use export controls With the Act of 8 December 2012, related to the Presidential Decree No. 2011-383 of 23 November 2011 which sets up the regulation applicable for exportation of sensitive material and dual-use items, Algeria reinforces its national export control regime. Available (in French):http://www.caci.dz/fileadmin/template/recueil/pdf/Arr_t__du_8_avril_2012.pdf.
Wassenaar Arrangement Update of the List During their meeting, 3 and 4 December 2013, the Participating States have worked to make the existing control lists more readily understood and user-friendly for licensing authorities and exporters, and to ensure the detection and denial of undesirable exports. New export controls were agreed in a number of areas including surveillance, which, under certain conditions, may be detrimental to international and regional security and stability. Available: http://www.wassenaar.org/publicdocuments/index_PD13.html
United States The White House released a Fact Sheet updating on the revision of the US export control system. Available: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/15/fact-sheet-announcing-revised-us-export-control-system Australia The Australian Industry Group has developed and published a Best Practice Guide for the Management of Controlled Exports and Technologies. Available: http://pdf.aigroup.asn.au/13266_ecf_best_practice_guide_cover_web.pdf
Serbia The new Law on export and import of dual use items has been adopted and is in force since 8 November 2013. (Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia n:95/2013).
Studies and More: Articles, Reports, Links David Albright, Andrea Stricker, Houston Wood, “Future World of Illicit Nuclear Trade – Mitigating the Threat”, Institute for Science and International Security, Washington, 130p. Available: http://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/Full_Report_DTRA-PASCC_29July2013-FINAL.pdf Kathleen Van Heuverswyn, Nils Duquet (coll.), “Transit of strategic goods in Europe - A comparative analysis of policy on the transit of strategic goods in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom”, Flemish Peace Institute Consortium, August 2013, 169p. Available: http://www.flemishpeaceinstitute.eu/images/manager/publicaties/onderzoeksrapporten/pdf/report%20transit%20of%20strategic%20goods%20in%20europe_web.pdf
“Dual-use biology: how to balance open science with security”, Conference report, 15-18 September 2013, Wilton Park, 11p. Available: https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/WP1260-Report.pdf “Le Groupedes fournisseursnucléaires (NSG) et le régimemondial de non-proliférationnucléaire” (in French), Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 85, October 2013. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/ “Le NSG est-il « à la croisée des chemins »?” (in French), Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 86, November 2013. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/ “Codes de conduite et sciences de la vie” (in French), Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 86, November 2013. Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/
“Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisionsof the Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran – Report by the Director-General”, IAEA, GOV/2013/56, 14 November 2013. Available: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Board/2013/gov2013-56.pdf Monthly Newsletter No. 51 November 2013 and No. 52 January 2014of 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 Daryl G. Kimball, “Updating Nonproliferation Criteria for U.S. Nuclear Trade”, Arms Control Association. Available: http://www.armscontrol.org/events/Remarks-Updating-Nonproliferation-Criteria-US-Trade
Members’ works: Rosa Rosanelli US Export Control Regulations Explained to the European Exporter: A Handbook University of Liège, January 2014. Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/index.php?serv=49&cat=3 Renaud Chatelus “WCO and 1540: Challenges and engagement for the world customs community”, 1540 Compass, University of Georgia,Center for International Trade and Security, Issue 4, 2014. Available: http://cits.uga.edu/publications/compass/
News: Mark Hibbs, “China provides nuclear reactor to Pakistan” Jane’s Intelligence Review, 30 December 2013. Available: http://carnegieendowment.org/2013/12/30/china-provides-nuclear-reactors-to-pakistan/gxbn “Report Cites Hundreds of Violations of Taiwan's Strategic Export Controls” Global Security Newswire, 8 October 2013. Available: http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/records-show-hundreds-violations-taiwans-export-controls/ “Kenya edges closer to setting up nuclear plant” Standard, 9 December 2013, Available: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000099796/kenya-edges-closer-to-setting-up- %20nuclear-plant
“Executive Council Receives Destruction Plan for Syrian Chemicals” OPCW, 18 December 2013. Available: http://www.opcw.org/news/article/executive-council-receives-destruction-plan-for-syrian-chemicals/ “Chinese National Sentenced to 57 Months Incarceration for Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber” Bureau of Industry and Security, 10 December 2013. Available: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom
« Of interest »: 31 March – 4 April 2014: 12th Esarda Course, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. Registration: https://esarda.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=202&Itemid=286 12-15 May 2014: 36th Esarda Annual Meeting, Luxembourg