by Dr. Alexia Maier
The Italian export control law in the field of exports of dual-use goods has been specifically regulated by law since the enactment of the Law of 27.02.1992, No. 222. Following the harmonization of export controls in the dual-use sector at Community level through Regulation (EC) No. 3381/1994 and the joint decision of the Council 94/942/CFSP, the Italian government issued Legislative Decree 89/1997 on 24.02.1997, which implements Regulation (EC) No. 3381/1994. After the entry into force of Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2000, which is currently applicable at Community level in the field of export control law, Legislative Decree 96/2003 was issued on 09.04.2003. This paper presents the development of the Italian codification in the field of export control of dual-use goods. It focuses on the analysis of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2000 by Legislative Decree 96/2003 and the admissibility of its provisions under Community law, and compares the legal implementation of Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2000 in Italy with that in Germany.