UK EXPORT LICENSING POLICY FOR WEST AFRICAN STATES AND ARMS EMBARGO

A news release from the Department for International Trade says that Guinea is subject to regional controls (from ECOWAS) governing small arms and light weapons.  This was one of a series of news release covering exports to West African states – Togo, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Gambia, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso.  It says that the UK will not issue an export licence for small arms and light weapons, components or ammunition to ECOWAS.  The UK will only consider issuing licence applications where the ECOWAS Commission has issued an exception to its moratorium.  It also points out that military items transiting the UK are still regarded as being exported when they leave the country and are therefore subject to control.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-licensing-policy-for-guinea

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-licensing-policy-for-guinea

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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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