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Updated:  09/08/04

The Government will not grant export licences for new military or dual use equipment for those countries intervening in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Angola, Burundi, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe) where there is a clear risk that it would be used in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Applications for Standard Individual Export Licences to provide spares for UK equipment already supplied under pre-existing contracts will be examined on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. In reaching decisions on such applications the Government will take into account the wider implications of forcing UK companies to break existing obligations.


Ministerial Statement

HC 184 & 185

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