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1 Chaudfontaine Newsletter Newsletter 11 – April 2013

2 Legal developments: European Union European Commission – Green Paper - Report on the public consultation On 17 January 2013, the Europe Commission released a report on the consultation process related to the Green Paper The document, titled “The dual-use export control system of the European Union: ensuring security and competitiveness in a changing world”, to which the Chaudfontaine Group provided its contribution in 2011, contains viewpoints on the future perspectives of the European trade control system from individuals, academics, NGOs, exporters, trade associations, consultants and Member States Available : 2

3 Council Decision Strengthening of the embargo against North Korea by the EU The embargo against North Korea has been reinforced by the Council Decision 2013/88/CFSP to insert additional embargo on certain goods and technology which could contribute to DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic missile- related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes and update the lists of persons, entities and bodies targeted. These lists, together with the Decision, have been published in the Official Journal, 19 February 2013. Available : ; 3

4 Legal developments: International Australia Group The Australia Group, in March 2013, has issued updates of its three lists “biological agents”, “biological equipment”and “chemical equipments”. It provided also a Statement of Concern Regarding Syrian Chemical Weapons in which it urges the Syrian government to “renounce the use of chemical or biological weapons under any circumstances and eliminate all such weapons forthwith”. Available : 4

5 Arms Trade Treaty United Nations General Assembly, 2 April 2013 – adoption The Arms Trade Treaty, failing to reach unanimity, has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly by 154 vote for, 23 abstentions and 3 against. United Nations officials as well as the European Union’s High Representative and the US Secretary of State welcomed this adoption. Sources : ; Canada On 30 January 2013, Canada has updated its Export Control List. Available : a_propos/expor/guide.aspx?view=d a_propos/expor/guide.aspx?view=d 5

6 United States BIS published final rules on “ Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List ”, 8 and 28 March 2013. Available: Japan On 6 February 2013, Japan has updated its Foreign End-User List. Available : 6

7 Studies and More: Articles, Reports, Links EU Outreach : Monthly Newsletter of the project Cooperation in export control of dual-use goods, by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA, Germany), Available: The Six-monthly Progress Report on the implementation of the EU Strategy against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, endorsed by the Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) on 31 January 2013 has been distributed. Available: “ La Résolution 1540 (2004) et le rôle de la société civile ”, Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 76, February 2013. Available: 7

8 Numéro spécial “ 10 ans du HCoC ”, Hors-série 2013/1, Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 74. Available: Bruno Gruselle, Elisande Nexon, “ Les réseaux de prolifération à l’heure des sanctions ciblées ”, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Note No. 03/13, January 2013. Available: Sibylle Bauer, Arms trade control capacity building: lessons from dual-use trade controls, SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security No. 2013/2. Available: 8

9 “ Inde – Etats-Unis : quelle coopération nucléaire depuis l’accord d’exemption avec le NSG de 2008? ”, Observatoire de la non-prolifération, No. 77, March 2013 Available: David Albright, Andrea Stricker, “Case Study - Chinese Salesman Arrested in Pressure Transducer Case”, Institute for Science and International Security, report, 18 January 2013. Available: 9

10 Members’ works: Quentin Michel, “The European Union Dual-Use Items Control Regime: Comment of the Legislation: article-by-article”, April 2013, 173p. A formal update of the Vademecum dedicated to the European Union Dual-Use Items Export Control Regime "Comment of the Legislation" has been issued. Available: Quentin Michel, “Technical Note on: The EU trade control of dual use items and adoption of restrictive measures against Syria, Iran and North Korea”, March 2013, 6p. the note has been updated to include new regulations on Iran and North Korea. Available: 10

11 Andrea Viski, “ Export Controls in Africa, the Face of the Future ”, World ECR, No. 20, March 2013, 25p. Available: 11

12 News: “US Slaps Nonproliferation Sanctions on 12 Foreign Companies” Hindustan Times,12 February 2013. Available: sanctions-on-12-foreign-cos/Article1-1010376.aspx sanctions-on-12-foreign-cos/Article1-1010376.aspx “ Nuclear States Divided on India Joining Export Control Group ” The Nation, 21 March 2013, Available: Mar-2013/nuclear-states-divided-on-india-joining-export-control-group Mar-2013/nuclear-states-divided-on-india-joining-export-control-group “ Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran ” The Local, 6 February 2013. Available: 12

13 Leigh Dayton, “Dual-Use Research: Australian Researchers Rattled by Export Control Law” Science, 15 March 2013. Available (paid access): “Nuclear materials smugglers arrested” UPI, 11 March 2013. Available: smugglers-arrested/UPI-80861362997303/ smugglers-arrested/UPI-80861362997303/ Elizabeth Roche, “India Updates Dual-Use Control List” Livemint/Wall Street Journal, 13 March 2013. Available: nuclear-export-norms.html, Or (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 14 March 2013) nuclear-export-norms.html 13

14 “ IRANIAN NATIONAL ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY EXPORTING GOODS FOR IRANIAN PETRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ? ” U.S. Department of Justice, press release, 8 March 2013. Available: uranium-to-India/UPI-53551350404722/ uranium-to-India/UPI-53551350404722/ “ NORTH WALES MAN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGALLY EXPORTING GOODS ” U.S. Department of Justice, press release, 17 January 2013. Available: 14

15 15 Events: 27-30 May 2013, Bruges, Belgium: ESARDA annual meeting - Symposium 2013 Information: 70&Itemid=238 70&Itemid=238 17-18 April, 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine: Round-table on WMD and Dual-use Expertise/Knowledge Redirection and Prevention. Information: calendar.shtml calendar.shtml 8 April, 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands: 3rd Review Conference on the Chemical Weapons Convention. Source: opcw-director-general-8-april-12-noon-cet/ opcw-director-general-8-april-12-noon-cet/


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