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Defence and Dual Use Material

Saturday 16 January 2021

Operations in the field of defence and dual use material

As regards the formalities for operations between European Union (EU) countries and the United Kingdom (UK), as from 1 January 2021, shipments stemming from foreign trade in defence material, other material and dual use material will be considered as imports and exports instead of intracommunity transfers, since the UK will be considered a third country.

Import and export authorisations of defence material and other material (police equipment and hunting and sports weapons with their ammunition) to and from the UK that are in force for those products contained in Annexes I, II and III of Royal Decree 679/2014, of 1 August, approving the Regulation on the control of the foreign trade in defence material, other material, and dual use products and technologies where the UK is the destination or origin country will remain in force until their expiry date, except general licences for defence material, which will cease to be valid as from 1 January 2021. It will be necessary to issue the corresponding authorisation for those new imports and export that had not been authorised prior to that date.

Authorisations for the intra-Community transfer of dual use products and technologies that are in force and that had been authorised in application of Article 22 of Regulation (EC) 428/2009 of the Council, of 5 May, establishing a Community regime on the control of the export, transfer, brokerage and transit of dual use products, where the UK is the destination country will remain in force throughout the EU until their expiry date. As from 1 January 2021, the export of products provided for in Annexes I and IV of the aforesaid Regulation will require authorisation.

The General Authorisation EU001 of the European Union has been amended so that the products included thereunder may be exported definitively to the UK as from 1 January 2021. The previous registration of the operator in the Special Registry of Foreign Trade Operators in Defence and Dual Use Material (Spanish acronym: REOCE) will be necessary, along with the notification to the Sub-Directorate-General of International Trade in Defence and Dual Use Material of the intention to sign up thereto.

The import of dual use products and technologies from the UK will require the corresponding authorisation for all products included in Annex III.3 of Royal Decree 679/2014.

For more information on formalities, consult this web page.

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