Checking for critical end-use of your items at your customers forms a key aspect of export controls together with checking your business partners, involved countries, and the nature of your goods. The EU Dual-Use Regulation, the German AWV, and the US EAR all contain statutory provisions regarding the end-use, which standardize official reporting requirements as a minimum for non-listed goods. AEB's Export Controls software also automates and manages this export control check for you.
Export control checks in the area of end-use aim to effectively prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile programs in critical countries. In the EU, the so-called "catch-all clause" (EU Dual-Use Regulation, Art. 4 and 5) forms the legal basis for license requirements for exports of non-listed items if there are indications that these items are to be used for certain critical purposes (i.e. critical end-use).
In addition to these catch-all controls at EU-level, exporting companies must also comply with national catch-all regulations and corresponding licensing requirements for critical end-uses at their customers.
Managing controls on critical end-use is a complicated matter. But AEB's Export Controls software makes it easy: It automates and manages the check on end-use for you in the background of your export transactions as well. And if you need help collecting the data to create transparency about knowledge of critical end-uses, just take a look at our product Risk Assessment.