Current Arms Embargoes and Other Restrictions
This section outlines the UK's international commitments on export controls. It details current arms embargoes and other relevant restrictions in force with respect to specific countries, on all countries or on terrorist organizations.
Arms EmbargoesThis list below details specific countries where there are sanctions which have been imposed or changed by the UN, EU and others and where the UK has imposed regulations as a result.
NOTE: Some goods which are not on the UK Military List may need an export licence under the military end-use control. All the countries indicated by a * are subject to military end-use controls.
Lifted Embargoes Rwanda
Other restrictionsExporters should be aware that there is a wider list of countries that are subject to other types of restrictions.
In particular the ECO is concerned with the following restrictions:
Restrictions for the maintenance of Regional Peace and Stability
West African States
Restrictions on non-conventional and dual-use items
India and Pakistan
Countries whose sustainable development might be damaged by arms exports
You should also be aware of the list of countries currently eligible for loans from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA).
The IDA's remit is help the world's poorest countries by providing interest-free credits and grants for development programs.
Access the IDA website - List of Borrowing Countries page.
This list includes both countries where there are specific sanctions and embargoes in place and others where arms exports might seriously hamper a countries economic and sustainable development, as defined in the Consolidated EU and National Arms Exports Licensing Criteria (Either see below or access link to Licence Decision Making).
Other non-arms related restrictions
In addition to the information provided on the BERR website you are advised to access:
Please see more detail for the Export BIS Licence
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