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.
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