On 31 December 2019, the updated Annex I (the “Dual-Use List”) to Regulation 428/2009 (the “Dual-Use Regulation”) came into effect. The changes to the Dual-Use List reflect updates to the international non-proliferation agreements during 2018, the majority of which arose from amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement agreed in December 2019. More detailed summaries of the changes can be found in our previous updates here and here.

The UK has adopted this updated list and today published an updated version of the consolidated UK Strategic Export Control Lists, which sets out all items (goods, software and technology) that the UK considers to be controlled for export. The updated UK Strategic Export Control Lists can be found here.