Establishing and implementing effective strategic trade controls are imperative to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons. One component of effective strategic trade controls is the adoption of control lists which meet international standards. Control lists outline which goods should be controlled due to proliferation concerns. Typically, control lists fall into two categories, dual-use and military.
Goods and technologies are classified as military goods if they are designed specifically for military use, such as small arms, armed vehicles and protective equipment. Goods and technologies are considered to be dual-use when they can be used for both civil and military purposes, such as special materials, sensors and lasers, and high-end electronics.
The European Union maintains and publishes lists of dual-use and military items which countries should control. The EXBS Program translates these lists into various languages for use by the international community.
Below, you will find links to the English version of the EU Dual-Use and Military control lists, as well as to the various translations of the lists conducted by EXBS. Please note the date next to each link, as not every language has been updated to match the latest EU publication.
Dual-Use List Military List