On 27th June, the Export Control Joint Unit published Notice to Exporters 2018/17, which updates the export control rules for exports of military and dual-use goods and technology to Argentina.  The UK has had national export controls in place in relation to Argentina, the current version being introduced in 2012.  It has been the UK government’s policy not to grant an export licence for any military or dual use goods and technology being supplied to military end users in Argentina, except in exceptional circumstances.  Following an improvement in relations with Argentina, the new general position now will be to continue to refuse licences for export and trade of goods judged to enhance Argentine military capability.  However, the UK may grant licences where it judges that they are not detrimental to the UK’s defence and security interests.  Licence applications for equipment and defence technology which meet the above criteria will still be assessed on a case by case basis against the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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