What legal remedies are available to me ?

After a decision has been notified, the applicant has two months to appeal the decision. This appeal may be ex gratia, hierarchical or contentious before the competent administrative court.

Due to public policy and national security concerns that issuing authorisations involve, the regulations stipulate that a non-response by the authorities within five months after issuance of the admissibility certificate shall be deemed to be a refusal. Here again, you have two months to contest this implicit refusal. You may also appeal against the refusal in an e-mail sent to the head of the dual-use goods department, in order to allow examination of the case to continue. This will result in an explicit decision at the end of the process, which opens the way to a new appeal period.

Edited on 22 June 2021

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