The Commission is inviting views on how export controls should be administered through a Green Paper. The Green Paper examines closer cooperation among Member State authorities, a better exchange of information, the abolition of barriers on trade within the EU and new pan-European tools designed to ensure consistency of application of controls across all Member States.
The Commission welcomes views before 31 October 2011 and will report in early 2012 on the results of the consultation. Later in 2012, the Commission will present to the European Parliament and Council its formal report on the review of the European export control system.
According to DG Trade, dual-use items account for up to 10% of EU exports. More information and the text of the Green Paper is here: