External trade is free – this is a principle assumed by the EU. However, the EU has the right to limit this freedom in certain cases, by means of prohibitions and reservations on approval. The reasons for that are:
- Protecting the security interests of the individual states
- Ensuring a peaceful coexistence of the individual states
- Protecting the foreign relations of the Federal Republic of Germany
Due to the ever more important role of the export control, we are committed to check our products in all conscience for relevant export data.
Compliance with the principles of the Common Position 2008/9444/CFSP of the Council of the European Union of December 08, 2008 on export control of military technology and equipment as well as the Council Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 of May 05, 2009 on a Community provision for the control of export, transfer, brokering and the transit of dual-use goods is required.
KAG has implemented processes of controls on all exports for the purposes of:
- Preventing exports of dual-use products, i.e. products for both civilian and military applications, that can be used for the development, production and use of weapons of mass destruction
- Preventing exports of military products to countries whose behaviour is a threat to international peace and security
We assume responsibility to investigate whether specific exports of a product, a technology or technical assistance are subject to the export control regulations.
The failure to comply with European export regulations could lead to civil or criminal penalties, e.g. fines, imprisonment, loss of export privileges, and revocation of previously approved licenses, seizure and forfeiture of goods.
Employees who negligently ignore or violate our export regulations will be personally reprimanded.
Every employee is encouraged to communicate any compliance questions or concerns to their manager or to the Export Control Officer. KAG has an obligation to investigate and address reported concerns.
Thank you for your shared commitment to KAG’s compliance efforts.
For more information, please use the following links:
BAFA (Federal Office of Economic and Export Control in Germany)
Official Journal of the European Community (EC)
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
The Australia Group
European Union (EU) Dual-use export controls