Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

Brussels, 1 September 2022

Introduction

This report provides information on the implementation of EU export controls for dual-use items in 2021 and provides aggregated export control data for 2020. It was prepared by the Commission with input from Member States1 in the Dual Use Coordination Group (DUCG). 2021 saw the adoption of a new Export Control Regulation, which marks an important milestone in the development of EU export control policy.2

This report is adopted together with the Annual Report on FDI Screening as export control and FDI screening both provide strategic trade and investment controls to ensure security in the European Union.

The report covers activities in 2021 and therefore does not cover aspects of export controls touched by, or measures taken in the form of export restrictions in response to, Russia’s war of agression in Ukraine. Those events have brought the issue of Russian and Belarusian access to dual use technologies into sharp political focus, albeit in the context of the application of sanctions, including export bans and restrictions, by the European Union.

Full text – EU Commission: REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2021/821 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items