All goods and technologies that can be used in civilian applications but also in the production, development and use of military goods are considered as of Dual Use.
They include all goods that may be used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. Regulation (CE) no. 428/2009 (and subsequent amendments) establishes an EU framework for controlling exports and the transfer, intermediation and transit of dual-use items.
In particular, the export of dual-use items listed in the Regulation is subject to authorisation. It is therefore of fundamental importance for all companies to understand whether the products they make and/or market may be considered as dual-use goods, implementing the appropriate management procedures.