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Results of the Round Table on "Improvement of legislation in the sphere of export control"

Results of the Round Table on

Improvement of legislation in the sphere of export control

 

June 6, 2012 at the premises of the Parliament of Ukraine a Round Table was held in order to discuss the "Improving of the legislation on national export control". The representatives of the Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament) of Ukraine, state authorities of Ukraine, businesses in the area of export controls, independent international legal experts, export control and non-proliferation experts, representatives of the State Service of Export Control of Ukraine participated in this event. Solemn opening of the Round Table was a welcome speech of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn, in which he underlined the importance of this event.

Also, during the Round Table participants noted the importance of state control over international transfers of military goods and dual-use goods (export controls) as a part of national security and defense, particularly in its foreign policy, defense, scientific and technological sectors.

However, it was emphasized that there are a lot of issues that request, except financial and organizational measures at the government, improvement of its domestic legislation in this area, which will create favorable conditions for foreign economic activity of domestic entities. In particular:

- The adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On state control over international transfers of military goods and dual-use goods" will facilitate implementation by Ukraine of its international obligations, the effective resolution of problems in the field of export controls, the implementation of reliable control over international transfers of military goods and dual-use goods, their ultimate use in the stated purposes and the proper functioning of national systems for monitoring and coordinating the activities of public authorities in this field.

- The adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences and the Criminal Code of Ukraine on violation of legislation on national export control" is designed to eliminate the competition law and eliminate existing legal gap and will legislate a reasonable balance between criminal and administrative liability of individuals for violations of legislation on national export control and partially decriminalize offenses in this area.

The Round Table participants have concluded on the necessity to improve national legislation on non-proliferation and export control, which will create favorable conditions for foreign economic activity of domestic entities.

As results of the Round Table, the participants drafted recommendations that are taken into account and will be announced later.

On the same day the Chairman of the State Service of Export Control of Ukraine Volodymyr Demiokhin was interviewed on "Rada" channel, where he outlined the main activities of the Service and legislative trends in national export controls, highlighted in the Round Table and published June 8, 2012 in the newspaper of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "Golos Ukrainy" 104 (p. 2).


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Results of the Round Table on "Improvement of legislation in the sphere of export control"