El Pais on 31st December reported that the licence to export parts was granted when the sanctions were already in place.  The cross-ministry board that controls Spanish military exports approved the sale of €20 million of tank parts in the first quarter of 2018.  It says that the embargo only allows for 2 exceptions: the supply of material for humanitarian means, and for operations involving the UN and regional organisation; and the “execution of contracts signed before November 13th 2017 and auxiliary contracts necessary for the execution of the same”.

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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