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Seminar on Export Controls of Dual-Use Goods for Vietnamese Officials

Seminar on Export Controls of Dual-Use Goods for Vietnamese Officials


Event date: 17/07/2017 - 20/07/2017

A four days EU P2P workshop on dual-use export controls for Vietnamese officials was conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, from 17 to 20 July 2017.

Unlike past training programmes organised in Hanoi, the capital city, for the first time this training was held in Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial capital and industrial hub. The aim behind this was to build capacity and reach out to critical Departments and Agencies located in the Southern region of Viet Nam, in particular Viet Nam Customs. In this regard, more than half of the 20 participants at the Workshop comprised customs officials while the rest represented branch offices of the Ministries of Industry and Trade, National Defence, Science and Technology and the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry that are located in Ho Chi Minh City. A welcoming addition to the workshop was the presence of a representative from the Foreign Trade University of Viet Nam (Southern Branch), a vital stakeholder in academic research and the creation of human capital on the subject of strategic trade controls. Universities and research institutions are also concerned by trade control outreach activities given their potential to further the proliferation of sensitive technologies for instance through intangible transfers.

The training was provided by four EU experts working under the EU P2P Export Control Programme for Dual Use Goods. The focus of this training was on four main topics - licensing process, issues concerning transit and transshipment, product identification and classification and how all these will work together within the ambit of inter-agency cooperation. Particular attention was given to the creation of a robust licensing system to control transit and transshipment of dual use goods and the need for effective implementation and enforcement by agencies such as Customs. Inter-agency cooperation and the inputs from multiple Ministries and Agencies in product classification/identification were emphasized as cornerstones of an effective and holistic strategic trade management system.

The clear link between licensing, transit and transshipment controls, classification and inter-agency cooperation and the responsibilities assumed by the various agencies in order to enforce the law were demonstrated through case studies, examples and a major inter-agency exercise that helped participants to better understand the inter-agency process required for addressing the cases of proliferation concern.


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