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Information on exporting strategic goods to Uzbekistan.
An arms embargo is in force on Uzbekistan. This is an UN imposed embargo and has been implemented in UK law.
NOTE: This page outlines relevant information about the arms embargo only. See the link to other restrictions for more information about other potential sanctions.
An arms embargo is a ban on the export of "arms and related material" (ie military ammunition, weapons and goods) imposed by either the UN or EU.
The UK interprets this as covering all goods and items on the UK Military List.
Additionally some goods which are not on the UK Military List might also need an export licence. See more details about the Military End-Use Control.
Exporters can apply for an export control licence for their goods. All applications will be considered by the Government on a case by case basis in line with the provisions of the Consolidated Criteria for UK and EU Arms Exports. See more details about Licence Decision Making.
Exporters can also make a rating request for clarification on whether their goods are licensable. More information is available about the Rating Enquiry Service.
In applying and using any licence, exporters should be aware of their responsibilities. More information is accessible on the Compliance and Enforcement pages.
Further information is available in the following Notices:
You can view other notifications distributed in the ECO's Notices to Exporters.
Keep updated with the latest changes to Sanctions and Embargoes by Joining the ECO Mailing List.
There are no UN Security Council Resolutions on Uzbekistan.
On 23 May 2005, the European Council strongly condemned the ‘reported excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Uzbek security forces in Andijan, Eastern Uzbekistan’, earlier that month. In response to the situation, the EC imposed restrictive measures, following the failure of an adequate response by the the Uzbek authorities.
The EC initially imposed Council Regulation 1859/2005 in November 2005. This has subsequently been reviewed and modified most recently by Council Regulation 159/2009 on 23rd February 2009. The sanctions remain in force.
To access copies of the relevant and latest updates to EU legislation see the:
The relevant statutory instruments implemented in UK law are:
See more information about the Orders made under the Export Control Act.
To access copies of any legislation see the:
Uzbekistan is not currently subject to further sanctions.
Export Control Organisation
Updated: 14 May 2009