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2012-05-16 Regulation (EU) No 388/2012 of the European Parliament
ECCDK attempts to clarify how to navigate some of the export control rules finding the easiest way through the huge amount of laws, principles and exceptions.
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Export control rules have been implemented throughout the EU, the US and a number of Asian nations. The original purpose of export control rules was to protect national industries from foreign competition; however, today the rules primarily have three purposes:
- Protect against proliferation of Weapons for Mass Destruction (WMD) and technology that may be used to construct such WMD.
- To pressure certain countries to comply with internationally agreed statutes and law – in particular human rights.
- To protect national industry from foreign competition.
The US government is undoubtedly the more confrontational country in promoting export control and compliance systems, as the US have implemented extraterritorial legislation – i.e., US laws applying outside the US. US export control law is also the most rigorous legislation preventing not only many foreign companies from doing business with or from the US but also US companies from exporting, re-exporting and brokering certain commodities that may be available from other companies outside the US.
The EU countries have agreed on a set of rules that are less difficult to please yet very similar in structure.
Export control rules are necessary – these rules are likely to have prevented rogue states such as Iran and North Korea from producing long-range missiles with nuclear, biological or chemical capabilities, but Legislation also needs to promote that legitimate and responsible commercial companies have the ability and freedom to do business profitably.
If you have suggestions as to which specific countries should be addressed via these pages, please do send a comment along with any relevant
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