The European Commission and the implementing consortium of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EU P2P )Project on dual-use trade control together with UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation organized a well-attended workshop on chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) dual-use goods trade control on April 25-26 in Dubai.
Three topics were selected from the European Common Training Toolkit (ECOTT) and presented during the event in the form of thematic modules: brokering, proliferation financing and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran. In view of international sanctions imposed on such CBRN materials and recent changes in the region, the workshop was important and well timed.
Most UAE authorities in charge of CBRN export, import and trading controls as well as those in charge of monitoring and regulating financial flows emanating from such activities were present and actively participated to the lectures and exercises proposed by the European trainers.
The UAE, as many other countries around the world have adopted the European Union’s list of dual-use goods as a reference.