Notice to exporters 2018/06: European Commission survey on 'specially designed for military use

13 March 2018


European Union Member States have produced some draft guidance on the meaning of ‘specially designed for military use’, an expression widely used in export control legislation. The guidance is intended to help Member State competent authorities and the European defence industry establish whether a particular item is specially designed for military use. Once finalised, the guidance should help to achieve a common interpretation of this term across the Union.

The Commission has invited comments from European industry on this draft guidance via this online survey:

Survey: Guideline for ‘Specially Designed for Military Use’ - 2018

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