POST-SHIPMENT CONTROL MEASURES: EUROPEAN APPROACHES TO ON-SITE INSPECTIONS OF EXPORTED MILITARY MATERIEL

In December, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published a Background Paper outlining European policies and practices in post-shipment inspections of exported military materiel.  It says that post-shipment on-site inspections of exported military materiel enable an exporting country to verify that the materiel is still present in the country of destination and in the possession of the authorized end user.  An increasing number of European countries are conducting on-site inspections, or are considering or planning to adopt such measures.  A wide range of multilateral organizations already include the implementation of on-site inspections as part of their guidance documents. This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the current state of implementation as regards on-site inspections of exported military materiel by different European countries.  It highlights common sensitive issues related to the implementation of on-site inspections, maps the on-site inspection policies and practices of a selection of European countries, and provides recommendations for how the EU could play a role in promoting such practices.

https://www.sipri.org/publications/2020/sipri-background-papers/post-shipment-control-measures-european-approaches-site-inspections-exported-military-materiel

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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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