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Written Questions on the coherence of sanctions enforcement and export control

On December 8, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the Council concerning the coherence of sanctions enforcement and export control. Author: Marietje Schaake Subject: Coherence sanctions enforcement and export control On 08/12/2015, it was revealed that military sensitive materials, such as radar-, sonar and navigation systems were sold to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria by a subsidiary of the Dutch company Imtech, Radio Holland.(1) These countries are all subject to (different) sanctions regimes and the goods would appear to be covered by the export control lists of either the dual-use regulation (EC No 428/2009) or the Council Common Position on Arms Exports (2008/944/CFSP). Was the Council aware of the possible violations of EU sanction regimes by Radio Holland, how is information of this sort shared amongst Member States and with the Commission and how is coherence of infringement procedures and penalties assured? More broadly, how do the Member States take appropriate measures to enforce the export control of dual use items, how do they set out penalties which are effective, proportionate and dissuasive, in line with article 24 of the dual-use regulation, and how is the coherence of these procedures and penalties ensured? (1) wq-imtech2
See also: 08-12 Written Question on exports of sensitive military materials to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria 27-10 Response MEP Marietje Schaake to vote on anti-torture and death penalty export controls 15-10 Marietje Schaake proposes 12 actions to remedy human rights shortcomings in the EU’s dual use regulation 06-10 Video: Real digital security: How to modernize the EU´s export control regime and the trade in zero-day vulnerabilities 05-10 Oral Question on export controls and Hacking Team 14-09 Media (WorldECR) – Talking export controls with Marietje Schaake, MEP 23-04 Video: GCCS 2015 – Updating of export controls of dual use surveillance technologies 26-11-2014 Export controls on dangerous technologies need smart implementation