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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

IV. Developments in EU dual-use and arms trade controls

Chapter:
15. Dual-use and arms trade controls
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Sibylle Bauer

The European Union is currently the only region with a common legal basis for controls on the export, brokering, transit and trans-shipment of dual-use goods, software and technology and, to a certain degree, also military items. These efforts have taken place under the Common Foreign and Security Policy; the European Community ‘pillars’ of the EU, as conceived by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty; and the areas of ‘exclusive’, ‘shared’ and ‘supporting’ EU competences, as conceived by the 2009 Lisbon Treaty.1 This process has generated a range of different policy instruments as well as detailed implementation guidelines for arms exports. The key instruments are the EU arms embargoes, the EU Dual-use Regulation, the EU Common Position on Arms Exports, the Intra-Community Transfers Directive and the anti-Torture Regulation. Developments in EU arms embargoes are discussed in section II of this chapter. Discussions on and implementation of the EU Common Position and the Intra-Community Transfers Directive continued without any ground-breaking developments in 2016. However, major changes are under way in the area of dual-use trade controls. The Commission is moving ahead with the ongoing ‘recast’ of the Regulation, and states have also adopted a revised version of the anti-Torture Regulation.

Citation (MLA):
Bauer, Sibylle. "15. Dual-use and arms trade controls." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-15-div1-87.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Bauer, S. (2016). 15. Dual-use and arms trade controls. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-15-div1-87.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Bauer, Sibylle. "15. Dual-use and arms trade controls." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-15-div1-87.xml
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