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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 103: EU P2P Export Control Programme for Dual-use Goods - Global


Dual-use export controls (or strategic trade controls of dual-use goods) 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, in transfers of knowledge and technology, in financing and in foreign direct investment.

Overall objective

To enhance capacities on strategic trade controls of dual-use goods through the creation, consolidation and/or updating of effective strategic trade control systems for dual-use goods in partner countries by offering them a long-term perspective for cooperation and mutual economic benefits of export controls harmonisation.

Specific objectives

  1. Assist partners in developing sound legal frameworks at national and, if applicable, regional level;
  2. Assist partners in developing institutional capacities for the implementation of effective export controls;
  3. Strengthen communities of practice among export control officials, scientists, academia, industry and other stakeholders;
  4. Increase coordination and dialogue with other implementing entities from the EU, international export control regimes, and international organisations


  1. Strategic visits and updates of EU P2P partnership roadmaps
  2. Awareness raising and specialised training seminars targeting stakeholders
  3. Train-the-trainers on licensing and enforcement topics
  4. Practical exercises and case studies
  5. E-learning
  6. Legal assistance in drafting or updating national legislation
  7. Regional cooperation and best practices’ exchange events
  8. Industry outreach and/or assistance in dual-use industry mapping
  9. High level dialogues on specific issues

Expected outcomes

  • Awareness of EU P2P counterparts and key stakeholders globally with regards to the implementation and challenges of effective dual-use trade control systems and support in drafting or amending national legal frameworks, including the adoption of national control list(s).
  • Capacity-building assistance and support to set up, implement, review and operationalise effective licensing systems, customs, investigation and prosecution procedures that are fit for the control of trade in dual-use items.
  • Identification of and liaison with key stakeholders - including awareness-raising and outreach as well as community-building/networking activities among key stakeholders.
  • Coordination and cooperation with EU implementers, other assistance providers and relevant international organisations (e.g. export control regimes, 1540 Committee, etc.) through regular contacts and exchanges (e.g. coordination groups, international conferences).
CBRN areas
  • Border control and monitoring
  • Denying support for misuse and terrorism
  • Illicit trafficking
  • Import/export control
  • Safety and security
  • Transit and trans-shipment control
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • ECA - Eastern and Central Africa
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
  • SEA - Southeast Asia
  • SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe
21 FEBRUARY 2024
Project 103 Factsheet



United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute



France's Ministry of Industry and Economy (

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.