Military goods (such as guns) and dual-use goods (such as night vision devices and certain chemicals) can pose a threat to security. Companies that trade in such goods must therefore comply with strict rules. The same applies to companies that provide technical advice or export certain types of software.
Export controls on strategic goods and services
Tightening export control policy towards Turkey
On 11 October 2019, in response to Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, the Dutch government decided to tighten its arms export policy in regard to Turkey.
Stricter arms export policy for Hong Kong
On 9 October 2020, in response to the adoption of the new national security law in Hong Kong, the Dutch government decided to tighten the Netherlands’ arms export policy.