Wednesday, 10 June 2009

EU Defence transfers directive published

The Directive, which aims to simplify the transfer of defence-related products within the internal market has been finalised and published:

Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community.

This text with EEA relevance was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 10.6.2009 L 146/1.

The EU member states have time until 30 June 2011 to transpose the Directive, and its provisions become applicable from 30 June 2012.

Ralf Grahn