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CBRN-COE
Project

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

Context

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. The EU P2P Programme contributes to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risk mitigation and, as such, it is associated with the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) and funded under Article 5.2 (programmable) of the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). The Programme aims at transferring EU best practises regarding dual-use strategic trade controls and support third countries to meet their international obligations with the EU, the 1540 UN Security Council resolution and other relevant instruments

Objectives

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.

The purpose of the EU P2P Programme is set around four specific objectives in order to:

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.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Website
http://www.unicri.it

Participants

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

Website
https://www.expertisefrance.fr/

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.