Navigating EU military export controls

16 September 2020 13:00 - 14:00BST Price: £99.00
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Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defines common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment and provides a framework governing the ways in which EU member states should assess and process licensing applications. It includes key criteria, definitions and basic responsibilities. (This position was updated in late 2019 – leading to some new uncertainties as to its interpretation.)

But as sovereign nations, EU member states possess considerable latitude – and can and do take their own decisions as regards to whether to permit certain exports, dependent on their own internal foreign policies and interests.

In this 40-minute webinar, Sebastiaan Benninck and Yvo Amar of Dutch trade law firm BenninkAmar outline:

• The key features of the EU military export control regime
• Respective competences of the Commission and member states
• Key areas of divergence (and tension) in policy and practice in Europe
• Interpretation of new guidance on the Common Position

This is a must-attend webinar for EU and non-EU exporters of controlled goods.

The duration of the webinar will be one hour (40 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions).

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BenninkAmar is a Dutch law firm that is fully specialised in and focused on economic sanctions, export controls and other trade law matters.