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EU updates control list

November, 2019

Majority of changes result from amendments agreed at the Wassenaar Arrangement.

EU updates control list

On 16 October, the European Commission published its annually updated control list, bringing it in line with ‘decisions taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements in 2018.’

It notes that most changes result from amendments agreed at the Wassenaar Arrangement. Amongst these are included:

  • New decontrol note for ‘open-cell foam’ electromagnetic wave absorbing materials (1C001)
  • Amendment to control entry for gear machine tool including a cascaded structure for the control criteria (2B003)
  • New local definition of ‘measuring range’ for linear displacement measuring instrument (2B006b1)
  • Amendment to control entry for Digital-to-Analogue Converter to avoid overlapping of the controls (3A001a5b)
  • New entry for ‘other’ discrete microwave transistors (3A001b3f)
  • New entry for signal generators with specified ‘Radio Frequency modulation bandwidths’ (3A002d5)
  • Amendment to control entry for multi-layer mask control (3B001h)
  • New entry for software designed to restore operation of microcomputers/ microprocessors after Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) or Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) disruption (3D005)
  • New decontrol note for ‘Information security’ items specially designed for a ‘connected civil industry application’ (5A002)
  • Amendment to control entry for cryptographic activation token, including a Technical Note for the local definition of ‘cryptographic activation token’ (5A002)
  • Amendment to control entry for hydrophones operating over 1000m (6A001a2a6)
  • New Note 6 for lasers defining ‘Single transverse mode’ and ‘Multiple transverse mode’ (6A005)
  • New entry for masks and reticles designed for optical sensors (6B002)
  • Amendment to control entry for underwater submersible vehicles (8A001c)
  • New entry for air-launch platforms for space launch vehicles (9A004g)
  • Deletion of entry for technology for diffusion bonding for gas turbine engine components (9E003a7)

 

See: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2019/october/tradoc_158392.pdf

 

 

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