All the goods and technologies that may be used in civil applications as well as in the production, development and use of military goods are considered Dual Use.
These include all goods that may have some use in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. (EC) Regulation no. 428/2009 (as amended and added) sets up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items.
Specifically, the export of dual use items listed in the Regulation is subject to authorisation. It is therefore essential for all companies to understand whether the products they make and/or market may be considered as dual use items, and implement the appropriate methods to manage them.