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Information on exporting strategic goods to Zimbabwe.
An arms embargo is in force on Zimbabwe.
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 Notice:
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 Zimbabwe.
The European Union first adopted Council Regulation (EC) No 310/2002 on 18 February 2002. The Regulation provided, among other matters an arms embargo and ban on export of equipment for internal repression. The European Union has since renewed, modified and extended the scope the regulations.
To access copies of the relevant and latest updates to EU legislation see the:
The relevant UK 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:
Export Control Organisation
Updated: 6 April 2009