Technical assistance (article 8 of the EU Dual Use Regulation)

As per the considerations mentioned in recital (13) of the Regulation, the European introduction of a license requirement for  ‘technical assistance’  is to increase the awareness, especially in research organisations and universities, of the risks associated with the provision of such ‘technical assistance’. To address these risks through an effective and robust compliance programme, EECARO calls out to the EU legislator to provide additional guidance on the interpretation of the specific conditional requirements in article 8 of the Regulation.