Launch digital platform to facilitate permit applications

  • April 29, 2019

On the 29th of April, Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a digital platform which enables organisations to submit their applications for trade in dual use and military goods online.

The platform allows organisations and individuals to easily submit their applications at any time and makes it easy for users to access and manage all their documents and current applications. In addition to applying for permits, it is also possible to report on the use of the applications.

The Government of Flanders has been strongly committed to the digitization of its services for some years now. This digital transformation also applies to the Department of Foreign Affairs, and its Strategic Goods Control unit. Head of unit, Michael Peeters explains: “Our unit is only partially active in Flanders international trade, but as we all know, dual-use export controls are characterized by their sensitivity. In order to prevent the risk of improper use, building a digital platform was more important than ever.”

Control for international trade in strategic goods in Flanders is entrusted to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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