Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (‘BAFA’) has announced updates to its export control regime. The changes are outlined in two export control newsletters (June/July and August) and relate to the Außenwirtschaftsverordnung (‘AWV’ or ‘Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance’); Part 1, section A of the Export Control List; and General License No 16.
The updates are:
- The statutory provision in s82 of the AWV to impose administrative fines is being updated to reflect current EU legislation.
- Part 1, section A of the Export List (Annex AL to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance) is being revised to reflect amendments to conventional armaments under the Wassenaar Arrangement agreed in 2016. The range of goods will be expanded to include specific diesel motors, to allow the government to impose restrictions on diesel motors intended for submarines.
- General Licence No 16 is being extended until 31 March 2018, with the exclusion of goods with IT security functions that fall under s37 of the Classified Information Directive (‘VSA’); goods approved under VSA; or those that fall under s4(1) of the Act on Security Review Requirements and Procedure of the Federal Government (‘Security Review Act’).
BAFA’s newsletters can be found here: