Controlling the trade of dual-use items handbook
Title: Controlling the trade of dual-use items handbook
Publisher: Peter Lang
Citation: Brussels : Peter Lang, 2013, Securité et Non-Prolifération/Security and Non-Proliferation, Vol. 9
ISBN: 9782875740779; 9783035263527
In order to maintain international security – and above all to ensure that weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, be they nuclear, radiological, bacteriological or chemical, do not proliferate – it is now widely acknowledged in the international community that commerce may be, and in some cases must be, constrained. So-called «dual-use» goods, which can be used for either peaceful or non-peaceful purposes, are subject to such trade restrictions. The regulations which govern this specific trade at global, regional or national level seek to ensure that the needs of legitimate economic activities are adequately balanced with the requirements of international security. In this comprehensive handbook, the authors present and analyse the different levels of decision-making, the political and legal instruments in the hands of the authorities, the mechanisms aimed at balancing trade and security and the claims and challenges made by the respective actors in this area of strategic importance.
Table of Contents:
- The Political Context – The Legal Context – The International Export Control Fora. Conditions and Criteria – Examples of Implementation. The European Union and the United States – The Different Dual-Use Items – The Controlled Movements – The Control Lists – The Authorisations – More Controls, More Assurances – The Elements of a Licencing Procedure