THE UK WILL EXTEND THE ARMS EMBARGO THAT APPLIES TO CHINA TO HONG KONG

On 20 July, the Foreign Secretary announced that change and clarified that the extension of the embargo means there will be no exports from the UK to Hong Kong, of potentially lethal weapons, their components or ammunition. It will also mean a prohibition on the export of any equipment not already banned, which might be used for internal repression, such as shackles, intercept equipment, firearms and smoke grenades.

Notice to Exporters 2020/12 advised that open general licences that include Hong Kong will be changed or amended to bring them in line with restrictions on China from 20 July.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hong-kong-and-china-foreign-secretarys-statement-in-parliament

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-202012-the-extension-of-the-china-arms-embargo-to-hong-kong

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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