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2. Export controls
In April 2017, India conducted a significant overhaul of its export control list (SCOMET) which brings it a closer step to future admission to the multilateral export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement.
On 31 March 2017, the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee published its intention to launch an inquiry (April/May 2017) into post-Brexit sanctions policy (arms embargoes, asset freezes, visa or travel bans, and trade embargoes).
On 07 March 2017, the U.S. announced that China’s Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd., (ZTE), has agreed to a record-high combined civil and criminal penalty of $1.19 billion, after illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of U.S. export controls and sanctions.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has adopted a new rule, effective as of 19 April 2017, regarding (re)exports of certain items to Hong Kong. The new rule provides that any export to Hong Kong of an item controlled for NS, MT, NP Column 1, or CB reasons needs an import license from Hong Kong or a statement from Hong Kong that a license is not necessary.
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) publishes export controls/sanctions newsletter Jan/Feb 2017.
The UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) has published the latest edition of the consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation. The latest version came into force on 22 February 2017. For…
The U.S. Department of Justice recently published (an updated) a summary of select major enforcement cases related to export controls violations, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and related U.S. embargo criminal prosecutions (since January…
On 10 February 2017, Italy accused Russia of hacking it’s foreign ministry in 2016. According to published reports, the hacking lasted for months before it was detected. The accusation has been flatly rejected by Russia. The accusation is now being investigated by the chief prosecutor in Rome.
On 16 January 2017, the EU Commission published the updated correlation table of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) – EU dual-use goods.