European Commission updates list of defence equipment by Nick Boley

The European Commission have published an update of the list of defence-related equipment and materials which supersedes the Annex to Commission Directive 2009/43/EC. which controls the trade within the EU (and EEA) on defence related products.

The new list covers:

  • Chemical and Biological weapons and agents
  • Riot control agents
  • Explosives and precursors
  • Propellants

The Directive is scheduled to come into force in May 2014 in Member States.