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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 064: EU P2P Export Control Programme for Dual-use Goods


Export Controls (or Strategic Trade Controls) aim at administering and facilitating the international trade of dual-use goods, which are highly sensitive products and technologies used for either civilian or military applications.

Effective Strategic Trade Control systems are a major contribution to international peace and security as they combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials, equipment and technologies. Export Controls create traceability, trust and business opportunities in trade and in foreign direct investment.

Overall objective

The overall objective of this programme is to contribute to the creation, consolidation or updating of effective strategic trade controls systems for dual-use goods in partner countries by continuing to offer them a long-term perspective for cooperation and mutual economic benefits of export controls standardisation.

Specific objectives

  1. Increase awareness of partner countries of the risks and requirements around dual-use goods and technologies;
  2. Enable partner countries to be in a position to stop a shipment of listed goods and/or to stop a shipment of unlisted goods based on intelligence input;
  3. Increase partner countries’ capacities to be proactive in controlling dual-use items through an effective licensing process; and
  4. Enable partner countries to be in a position to conduct enforcement actions/investigations and prosecutions of violations.


  1. Initial visits and definition of roadmaps according to partner countries’ needs;
  2. Awareness raising seminars targeting a wide number of stakeholders;
  3. Legal assistance;
  4. Basic trainings on licensing and enforcement topics;
  5. Advanced and specialised trainings on licensing and enforcement topics;
  6. High level dialogues on specific issues.

Achievements (expected)

  • Engaged cooperation between partner countries and the EU;
  • Audits of the partner countries’ legal frameworks and assistance provided in drafting/revising and implementing the relevant laws and ensuing regulations;
  • Strengthened partner countries’ capacities for the implementation and enforcement of trade controls;
  • Better position of partner countries to increase awareness among domestic businesses and promote partnership between authorities and exporters;
  • Improved international and regional cooperation on strategic trade controls.
CBRN areas
  • Border control and monitoring
  • Crisis management
  • First response
  • Import/export control
  • Legal framework
  • Public health impact mitigation
  • Safety and security
  • Transit and trans-shipment control
CBRN categories
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
  • SEA - Southeast Asia
  • SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe



European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)



Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.