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Bulgaria. 2002 ‘General Provisions.’ Law on the Control of Foreign Trade Activity in Arms and in Dual–Use Goods and Technologies; Chapter 1 (Article 1). Sofia: National Assembly of Bulgaria. 3 September

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Article 1. General Provisions

1. The present Law regulates the terms and procedure for the conducting of foreign trade activity in arms and in goods and technologies of potential dual use and state control over these activities.

2. Goods and technologies are deemed to be of potential dual-use when they can be used for both civil and military purposes, including goods and technologies, which can be used for non-explosive purposes as well as to assist in any way the production of nuclear weapon or other nuclear explosive devices. This category also comprises the software bearing such characteristics.

3. The list of weapons and the goods and technologies of dual use shall be adopted by the Council of Ministers and shall be published in the State Gazette.

4. The following are not subject to control under this law: weapons, outfit, machinery and equipment of Bulgarian and foreign military and police contingents during their transition through or stay in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria in cases when:

4.1. They fulfil the obligations of the Republic of Bulgaria undertaken with international conventions or by virtue of membership in international organizations;

4.2. They participate in peacekeeping operations;

4.3. They participate in international military training exercises held in or outside the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria;

4.4. They perform humanitarian, environmental, demonstrational or sports tasks of peaceful character.

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