30 Jan 2018

Updated DIGITALEUROPE Comments on Proposal for Recast of Export Control Regulation

Updated DIGITALEUROPE Comments on Proposal for Recast of Export Control Regulation

DIGITALEUROPE, the industry association representing the digital technology industry in Europe, fully endorses the objectives of the European Commission to safeguard and promote human rights. Furthermore, DIGITALEUROPE fully supports the European Commission’s proposal to reform the export control regime in order to address the latest technological and political developments. DIGITALEUROPE recollects that the EU currently has a well-functioning export control system, implementing the results from the international export control regimes, also used by many third countries as a model and best practice. This system has been tested in practice for a long time and provides a solid legal baseline for exporters and Member States.

DIGITALEUROPE acknowledges the efforts of the European Parliament (hereafter: EP) to advance the Commission’s proposal for a modernization of the EU Export Control Regime. Following the plenary vote of the EP on 17 January 2018, we encourage the EP and Council to stand ready to work towards a legally sound and operational export control regime in line with the international best practices and export control regimes.

On the basis of the efforts of the EP, and in light of the ongoing discussions in the Council of the European Union, we deem it necessary to continue working on the proposed text. It is important that the principles and goals of the export control regime as well as legitimate business and societal interests can benefit from the reform in practice and any unintended consequences are prevented. Consequently, this paper sets out our suggestions for changes to the proposed Regulation following the vote in EP plenary on 17 January 2018.

Back to Digital trade
View the complete Policy Paper
PDF
Our resources on Digital trade
Policy Paper 06 Mar 2020
DIGITALEUROPE comments to "Opinions on implementation of testing and certification of commercial cryptography"
Press Release 31 Jan 2020
Brexit and the future of EU-UK digital cooperation – statement from DIGITALEUROPE
Press Release 31 Jan 2020
DIGITALEUROPE celebrates first anniversary of EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
Hit enter to search or ESC to close
This website uses cookies
We use cookies and similar techonologies to adjust your preferences, analyze traffic and measure the effectiveness of campaigns. You consent to the use of our cookies by continuing to browse this website.
Decline
Accept