Glossary - Word of the Day: "Dual-Use"

Items including software and technology, are deemed "dual-use" if they can be used for both civil and military purposes. Included are all goods which can be used for both non-explosive uses and assisting in any way in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. The EU has a common regime (Regulation 428/2009) dealing with such items. Dual-use items are either listed (in Annex I or Annex IV of said Regulation, thus requiring licenses) or not listed (then subject to catch-all clauses).


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