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Export Control

Working Group

Henri Niittymäki
Advisor, International Cooperation
STUK-Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Laippatie 4, FI-00880 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 759 88 236

Terms of Reference


Research, discussion and exchange forum for the analysis of the export control issues faced by various types of technology holders.

Sharing of experiences and best-practices; identification of research needs and new proposed approaches; “out-of-the-box” work taking advantage of ESARDA’s broad and comprehensive membership and network of external contributors.


  1. Overview of evolving EU and international regulations and requirements;
  2. Sharing experience on export control cases from different perspectives;
  3. Sharing experience on Additional Protocol export control and related matters;
  4. Sharing experience on implementation and technical issues of EU dual-use control list;
  5. Technological developments relevant to nuclear fuel cycle and export controls;
  6. Contribute to understanding catch-all issues and definition of common criteria;
  7. Development of technical modules for the ESARDA course;
  8. Development of export compliance guidelines for various types of technology holders, focussing also on research and education;
  9. Development of guidelines for intangible technology transfers;
  10. Support to the definition and analysis of proliferation scenarios and patterns;
  11. Methodologies and tools;
  12. Developing cooperation with other international working groups on export control (e.g. Dual Use Businesseurope group, Chaudfontaine group, ENEF);
  13. Promoting the mutual recognition of export control systems within the international community.

EXP Documents and Publications

25 MARCH 2021
Strengthening Strategic Export Controls by Internal Compliance Programmes
16 NOVEMBER 2021
The Nexus between Strategic Trade Controls and Safeguards: State of Play and Current Challenges
16 NOVEMBER 2021
Supporting the Additional Protocol declarations on nuclear research and technology by the JRC TIM DU platform