External guides

This page aims to bring together useful guides, documents and links for exporters of dual-use goods, complementary to those included in the dedicated thematic pages or produced by the SBDU.

Guide on internal compliance programmes

The European Commission has published a guide with recommendations for businesses to help them apply EU legislation on export controls on dual-use items (Regulation 428/2009). This guidance document provides a framework to help exporters detect, manage and mitigate the risks associated with the control of trade in dual-use items and ensure compliance with the regulations.

Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1318 of 30 July 2019 on internal compliance programmes for dual-use trade controls under Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009

Export control handbook for chemicals

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has published a handbook on chemicals. This manual aims to correlate chemicals falling under the scope of the various export control regulations with related practical information such as the CAS number and the Export Control Number (ECN).

Export Control Handbook for Chemicals

Awareness Guide on American regulations


The French General Secretariat for Defence and National Security (SGDSN) has developed a guide to raise awareness about U.S. export control regulations for sensitive goods (EAR/ITAR). This guide is particularly useful for entities that may be subject to inspection by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Awareness Guide on American regulations - FR

Edited on 07/01/2021