The EU has instruments to prevent the export of items that could contribute to the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
The most known instrument for Export Control is the (EU) Dual-use regulation, however, other regulations also affect the export control of chemicals such as restrictive measures for certain countries, military items included in the Common Military List, explosives precursors and psychotropic/narcotics precursors.
The aim of this handbook is to correlate those chemicals under the scope of Export Control Regulations with other relevant data such as: the Combined Nomenclature code used to identify commodities in export declarations for Customs procedures, the CAS number which identifies chemicals, and the Export Control Number (ECN) to name DU items in general or chemicals in particular.
This handbook includes only chemicals because most of them can be identified by the CAS number, and they are easy to classify under a CN code. On the contrary, it has been excluded from this handbook all type of complexes materials such as alloys, ceramics, polymers or composites.
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