(EU) 775/2014

Report
Chaudfontaine Newsletter
Newsletter 17 – October 2014
Legal developments: European
Union
European Commission
Amendment to Regulation (EC) 1236/2005
On 16 July, the Commission issued an implementing
regulation (EU) 775/2014 (published in Official Journal of
the EU (17/07/2014, L210/1)) amending Regulation
1236/2005. The amendment concern the annexes and
notably creates new categories for items which would
be used for capital punishment.
Available:
http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/index.php?serv=49&cat=3
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European Commission
Correlation table
On 16 July 2014, the European Commission
published a correlation table between the CN
Code, the TARIC Footnote and the EU Dual-Use
codification.
Available:
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/july/tradoc_152671.pdf
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Legal developments:
International
MTCR
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) held its
28th Plenary Meeting in Oslo from 29 September to 3
October 2014. In the final public statement, the States
parties highlighted the need to purse effort toward
universal implementation of the guidelines and control
lists, notably through outreach activities.
Source: http://www.mtcr.info/english/press.html
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Japan
On 1 April 1, the Government of Japan, in accordance with
the National Security Strategy adopted on 17 December
2013, set out “the Three Principles of Transfer of Defense
Equipment and Technology” as a set of new principles on
overseas transfer of defense equipment and technology,
which replace “the Three Principles on Arms Exports and Their
Related Policy Guidelines”.
Source: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2014/0401_03.html
On 15 September 2014, Japan updated its control lists as to
reflect the 2013 WA, NSG, MTCR and AG as well as a catch-all
for Central African Republic.
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United States
Sanctions
On July 8, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order
broadening the basis for sanctions against the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC).
On July 10, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued
a final rule implementing the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 31
CFR Pt. 541.
On September 17, 2014, The Commerce Department’s Bureau of
Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule amending the
Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement additional
sanctions against Russia.
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Members’ works:
Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor, Quentin Michel, Sylvain Paile-Calvo
(eds.), Modelling Dual-Use Trade Control Systems, Brussels, P.I.E.
Peter Lang, coll. Non-Proliferation and Security, Vol. 10, 2014, 261 p.
In December 2013, at its fourth conference, the Chaudfontaine Group
met and debated with African experts the needs of the African
countries in controlling the trade of the dual-use items and the
challenges they face in their search for effective and efficient rules. The
objective was to study whether international norms or experiences,
issued by States or organisations, could be used as standardised
models for these countries that are affected by unique security
concerns.
More information:
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp
=produkt&pk=83928&concordeid=574203
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Quentin Michel, Emanuela Marrone “Vademecum dedicated to the
European Union Export Control Regime of items which could be
used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment: Comment of the Legislation”,
July 2014, 66p.
This new version includes the latest updates of the annexes.
Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/file/20140723153038_Vademecumtorture-V2rev19.pdf
Quentin Michel, “The European Union Dual-Use Items Control
Regime: Comment of the Legislation: article-by-article”, September
2014, 203p.
Including notably information related to the national system of
Ireland.
Available: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/jcms/service/file/20140827171119_VademecumDUV4Rev11.pdf
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Studies and More: Articles,
Reports, Links
BAFA, “The EU Arms trade Treaty Outreach Project”, EU-Outreach
Newsletter, No. 56, June-July 2014.
Available:
https://exportcontrol.jrc.ec.europa.eu/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Downl
oad&EntryId=317&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=98%27
Alexander Nitzsche, “Uranium 2014 Report: Red Book Highlights
Continuing Growth Trend”, IAEA, 9 September 2014.
Available: http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2014/redbook.html
EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, “Focus – Export Controls”, August 2014.
Available: http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2014/redbook.html
Alexandre Girard, “Prolifération des biens à double usage : dans la
nébuleuse des réseaux iraniens”, Note d’Analyse du GRIP, August 2014,
20 p (in French).
Available:
http://www.grip.org/fr/node/1348
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Benjamin Hautecouverture, “Où va le Groupe des fournisseurs
nucléaires?”, Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales (AFRI)
2014, Volume 15, June 2014, pp.583-600 (in French).
Available:
http://www.nonproliferation.eu/documents/other/benjaminhautecouverture54056a706646d.pdf
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Benjamin Hautecouverture, “La résolution 1540, dix ans après”,
Observatoire de la Non Prolifération, CESIM, No 95, June 2014 (in
French).
Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/
“La réunion plénière du NSG (juin 2014)”, Observatoire de la Non
Prolifération, CESIM, No 96, July 2014 (in French).
Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/
Kelsey Davenport, “Australia, India Sign Uranium Deal”, Arms Control
Today, Volume 44, October 2014.
Available: http://www.armscontrol.org/aca/183
Daniel Horner, “NSG Discusses Outreach to Nonmembers”, Arms
Control Today, Volume 42, June-July 2014.
Available: http://legacy.armscontrol.org/act/2014_0708/Newsbriefs/NSG-Discusses-Outreach-toNonmembers
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News
“Italian Company Agrees to $100,000 Penalty for Unlawful Technology
Export to Syria”, BIS, 17 September 2014.
Available:
http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/pressreleases/press-release-2014/643-italian-company-agrees-to-100-000-penalty-for-unlawful-technology-export-to-syria
Gerard O’Dwyer, “Sweden To Shutter
DefenseNews.com, 5 October 2014.
Arms
Export
Agency”,
Available:
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141005/DEFREG01/310050006/Sweden-Shutter-Arms-ExportAgency?odyssey=nav|head
“Commerce/BIS: Robbins & Myers Belgium S.A., of Chaineux, Belgium,
to Pay $600,000 to Settle Alleged Export Violations”,
fullcirclecompliance.eu, 9 October 2014.
Available: http://fullcirclecompliance.eu/
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“Intel Subsidiary Agrees to $750,000 Penalty for Unauthorized
Encryption Exports”, BIS, 8 October 2014.
Available: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-
bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/763-intel-subsidiary-agrees-to-750-000-penalty-for-unauthorizedencryption-exports
“South Africa and France Sign Nuclear Accord”, World Nuclear News, 13
14 October 2014.
Available: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-South_Africa_and_France_sign_nuclear_accord1410147.html
Charles Clover, “Alibaba: Weapons of mass ecommerce”, Financial
Times, 26 September 2014.
Available: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2a19e07c-43ef-11e4-8abd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3Gh4eayny
« Of interest »:
Flemish Peace Institute Newsletter
Information and subscription: [email protected]
EU-Outreach Newsletter
Available: http://www.eu-outreach.info/eu_outreach/ltp/index.html
EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Newsletter “Nonproliferation.eu”
and “Focus”
Available: http://www.nonproliferation.eu/ ; http://www.nonproliferation.eu/focus/
CESIM Non-Proliferation Monthly / Observatoire de la NonProliferation (French and/or English)
Available: http://www.cesim.fr/observatoire/eng/
World ECR
Information and subscription(paid):
http://www.worldecr.com/
Fullcompliance.eu “Daily Bugle”
Available: http://fullcirclecompliance.eu/
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