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Study Visit to the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) for Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine

Study Visit to the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) for Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine

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Event date: 01/10/2018 - 02/10/2018

On 01-02 October 2018 a Study Visit to the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) was organized for participants from for Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine. This study visit was an element of the EU outreach project on the promotion of effective arms export controls and aimed to continue the good cooperation on the promotion of effective arms export controls of conventional arms.

The activity was designed to build capacity with regards to licensing procedures among relevant stakeholders from Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine. For this aim, experienced practitioners from the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) presented the procedures that are undertaken at the German licensing authority alongside a case study. This case study had been developed to allow for a practical approach and enabled the participants of this study visit to experience the licensing procedures in Germany on the basis of an authentic scenario and using authentic licensing software. The decision-making process was presented step by step and the different elements and criteria that were inherent to the decision-making process, the role of the different departments involved as well as internal communication processes were explained.

After the case simulation, the floor was opened for comparisons with other national systems. The activity was supported by experts from Hungary and the Czech Republic, who presented the Hungarian and Czech licensing practice and highlighted differences to the German practice. Then, also comparisons were drawn to the national licensing practices of the three partner countries Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Export Control Introductory Video