On 14 December, Urdu Point reported that the trial against 2 German citizens over a violation of the EU arms embargo against Russia has begun in Hamburg’s Hanseatic Higher Regional Court.  One defendant is charged with carrying out shipments through dummy buyers, and also provided false information about the purpose of the equipment in order to obtain an export licence, with at least 7 export deliveries between 2016-2018, with a total value of around €8 million.  According to prosecutors, the supplied equipment was suitable for use in the military sphere and was included in the EU list of dual-use goods.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

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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