Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Control (2013) - Committee on Arms Export Control Contents


Annex 12: Arms export licence revocations


The Government conducted a review of arms exports following the "Arab Spring" in 2011. The Government provided details in Annex 1 of its Response (Cm8079) to the Committees' 2011 Report (HC 686) of 158 arms export licence revocations it had made between January and July 2011, which is reproduced below. The reason for each of these 158 revocations was given as: "Increasing tension in (the respective country) resulted in re-assessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 and 3". The Government provided the Committees with further licence revocations in two letters from the Foreign Secretary to me dated 6 December 2012 and 13 May 2013. The total number of revocations for each of the countries concerned from 1 January 2011 to 13 May 2013 were as follows:
CountryNumber of revocations
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar 2
Argentina37
Bahrain39
Bahrain/Egypt4
Belarus1
China3
Egypt43
Iraq1
Libya72
Mauritius1
Oman2
South Africa1
Syria1
Tunisia1
Zambia1
Total209

Source: Government response to CAEC, First Joint Report of Session 2010-12, Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation, Cm8079, Annex 1; Letter from the Foreign Secretary to the CAEC Chairman dated 6 December 2012, Annex B; and Letter from Foreign Secretary to CAEC Chairman dated 16 May 2013

Details of all the arms export licence revocations from 1 January 2011 to 13 May 2013 are detailed below:

Arms export licence revocations January-July 2011

Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs)
End User CountryAnnual Report Summary Reason for Revocation
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar Equipment for the use of weapon day and night sights, imaging cameras, military infrared/thermal imaging equipment, weapon day and night sights, weapon night sights, weapon sight mounts. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar Equipment for the use of weapon day and night sights, imaging cameras, military infrared/thermal imaging equipment, weapon night sights, Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainAssault rifles (2), components for assault rifles, sporting rifles (2), semi automatic pistols (3), components for semi-automatic pistols, components for submachine guns (2), semi-automatic pistols (3), small arms ammunition, weapon sights, weapon cleaning equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainNon-sporting shotgun ammunition, small arms ammunition, training ammunition for wall and door breaching projectile launchers. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCorrosion resistant chemical manufacturing equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCrowd control ammunition, non-sporting shotgun ammunition, tear gas/irritant ammunition, wall and door breaching projectiles. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCryptographic software, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainArtillery, components for artillery, equipment for the use of artillery, technology for artillery, weapon cleaning equipment, weapon mountings. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainTechnology for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainSmall arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainTear gas/irritant ammunition, training tear gas/irritant ammunition. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainAnti-armour ammunition, small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainNBC protective/defensive equipment, components for NBC protective/defensive equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for assault rifles, components for machine guns. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainTechnology for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment for the use of sniper rifles. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainBlank/inert ammunition. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for military training aircraft. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for military training aircraft. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for armoured personnel carriers. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptCryptographic software, equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaDirect view imaging equipment, weapon night sights, direct view imaging equipment, weapon day and night sights, goods treated for signature suppression for military use, test equipment for weapon sights, technology for the use of test equipment for weapon sights, imaging cameras, weapon sights, weapon sight mounts. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaDirect view imaging equipment, equipment for the use of weapon sights, technology for the use of weapon sights, weapon nights sights, weapon sight mounts, weapon sights. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaEquipment for the use of weapon day and night sights, imaging cameras, military infrared/thermal imaging equipment, weapon night sights, weapon sight mounts. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTear gas/irritant ammunition Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaWeapon cleaning equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaCrowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaAmmunition for wall and door breaching projectile launchers, crowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition, tear gas/irritant ammunition, training tear gas/irritant ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for semi-automatic pistols, training small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaCrowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaAmmunition for wall and door breaching projectile launchers, crowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition, tear gas/irritant ammunition, training tear gas/irritant ammunition Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaCrowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaAmmunition for wall and door breaching projectile launchers, crowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition, tear gas/irritant ammunition, training tear gas/irritant ammunition. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for combat aircraft. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaWeapon cleaning equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaArtillery computers, command communications control and intelligence equipment, command communications control and intelligence software, equipment for the use of military communications equipment, military electronic equipment, software for the modelling of military operation scenarios, software for the use of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaMilitary helmets. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaEquipment for the use of military communications equipment, military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of military infrared/thermal imaging equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of military infrared/thermal imaging equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of military infrared/thermal imaging equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaGround vehicle military communications equipment, military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaEquipment employing cryptography, ground vehicle military communications equipment, military communications equipment, military containers, military electronic equipment, military field generators, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography, software for the use of military communications equipment, ground vehicle military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaDirect view imaging equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaGround vehicle military communications equipment, equipment for the use of ground vehicle military communications equipment, equipment for the use of military communications equipment, software for the use of ground vehicle military communications equipment, command and control vehicles, military communications equipment, military electronic equipment, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography, equipment employing cryptography, test equipment for military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaCryptographic software. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaMilitary cargo vehicles, military communications equipment, military containers, software for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of military cargo vehicles, technology for the use of military containers. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for multi-role missiles, components for surface-to-air missiles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaOptical target surveillance equipment, components for optical target surveillance equipment, equipment for the use of optical target surveillance equipment, laser rangefinders, military cameras, military infrared/thermal imaging equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaImaging cameras. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for combat aircraft. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaBody armour. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military communications equipment, equipment for the use of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaWeapon cleaning equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for anti-armour missiles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for anti-armour missiles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaSoftware for the use of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military transport aircraft. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for anti-armour missiles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of naval communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaRadio jamming equipment, software for the use of radio jamming equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaSpacecraft. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaNBC respirators. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaLaser radar equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaLaser radar equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for optical target surveillance equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of optical target surveillance equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaOptical target surveillance equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaUnfinished products for optical target acquisition equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for airborne radars. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military aircraft navigation equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for airborne radars. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for optical target surveillance equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military aircraft navigation equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military cargo vehicles, military cargo vehicles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military aircraft ground equipment, military aircraft ground equipment, technology for the use of military aircraft ground equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for automatic piloting systems for parachuted loads, components for military parachutes, military parachutes, military parachutist equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaInert illuminators, inert signal flares, inert smoke canisters, inert smoke hand grenades, inert stun grenades, inter thunderflashes. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military communications equipment, equipment employing cryptography, imaging cameras, military cameras, military communications equipment, military video recording equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaImaging cameras. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaImaging cameras. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaAnti-riot/ballistic shields. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaInert chaff, inert decoy flares. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
TunisiaComponents for assault rifles, components for general purpose machine guns, components for semi-automatic pistols, training small arms ammunition. Increasing tension in Tunisia resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3

Source: Government response to CAEC, First Joint Report of Session 2010-12, Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation, Cm8079, Annex 1

Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs)
End User Country Annual Report Summary Reason for Revocation
BahrainBody armour. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainBallistic shields, body armour, bomb suits, civil body armour, components for body armour, military helmets. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainTechnology for the use of weapon sights, weapon sights. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainTechnology for the use of weapon night sights, technology for the use of weapon sights, weapon night sights, weapon sights. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainRifles, shotguns, small arms ammunition, sporting gun ammunition, sporting rifles, weapon sights. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for military utility vehicles, military utility vehicles, technology for the production of military utility vehicles, Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for gun laying equipment, components for military image equipment, components for weapon night sights, components for weapon sights. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for military communications equipment, components for test equipment for military communications equipment, military communications equipment, military helmets, software for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the development of military communications equipment, technology for the development of military helmets, technology for the development of military communications equipment, technology for the production of military helmets, technology for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of military helmets, test equipment for military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for military utility vehicles, military utility vehicles, technology for the production of military utility vehicles, technology for the use of military utility vehicles. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for gun laying equipment, components for military image intensifier equipment, components for weapon night sights, components for weapon sights. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainComponents for military communications equipment, components for test equipment for military communications equipment, military communications equipment, military helmets, software for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the development of military communications equipment, technology for the development of military helmets, technology for the production of military communications equipment, technology for the production of military helmets, technology for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of military helmets, test equipment for military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainSoftware for military communications equipment, technology for the use of software for military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainSoftware for military communications equipment, software to simulate the function of military communications equipment, technology for the use of software to simulate the function of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainCS hand grenades, demolition charges, demolition devices, exploding simulation devices, fire simulation equipment for small arms ammunition, illuminators, military devices for initiating explosives, signal flares, signal hand grenades, smoke ammunition, smoke canisters, smoke generators, smoke hand grenades, stun grenades, tear gas/irritant ammunition, tear gas/riot control agents, thunderflashes, training anti-aircraft ammunition, training hand grenades. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
BahrainBallistic shield, body armour, bomb suits, civil body armour, components for body armour, constructions for ballistic protection of military systems, military helmets. Increasing tension in Bahrain resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
Bahrain/Egypt Technology for the development of software for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the production of software for the use of military communications equipment, Technology for the use of software for the use of military communications equipment, software for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of command communications control and intelligence software, technology for the production of command communications control and intelligence software, command communications control and intelligence software. Increasing tension in Bahrain/Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
Bahrain/Egypt Test equipment for military communications equipment, components for test equipment for military communications equipment, technology for the use of test equipment for military communications equipment, technology fir the use of components for test equipment for military communications equipment, military communications equipment, components for military communications equipment, technology for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of components of military communications equipment, military helmets, components for military helmets, technology for the use of military helmets, technology for the use of components for military helmets. Increasing tension in Bahrain/Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
Bahrain/Egypt Military distress signalling equipment, equipment for the use of military distress signalling equipment, technology for the use of military distress signalling equipment, technology for the use of equipment for the use of military distress signalling equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain/Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
Bahrain/Egypt Components for military distress signalling equipment, military distress signalling equipment, technology for the use of military distress signalling equipment. Increasing tension in Bahrain/Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for inertial equipment, inertial equipment. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for military aero-engines, general military aircraft components, general military vehicle components, general naval vessel components. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptMilitary aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, components for military aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, military communications equipment, components for military communications equipment, military electronic equipment, components for military electronic equipment, technology for the use of military flying helmets, technology for the use of military aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, technology for the use of military communications equipment, technology for the use of military electronic equipment, military flying helmets. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptComponents for military training aircraft, ejector seats, components for ejector seats, military parachutes, components for military parachutes, military aircraft ground equipment, technology for the use of ejector seats, technology for the use of military parachutes, technology for the use of military training aircraft, technology for the use of military aircraft ground equipment. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptMilitary parachutes, military parachutist equipment, technology for the use of military parachutes. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptMilitary flying helmets, aircrew protective masks, components for aircrew protective masks, components for military flying helmets, military communications equipment, components for military communications equipment, equipment for the use of military flying helmets, components for equipment for the use of military flying helmets, equipment for the use of aircrew protective masks, military aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, components for military aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, technology for the use of military flying helmets, technology for the use of aircrew protective masks, technology for the use of military aircraft pressurised breathing equipment, technology for the use of military communication equipment. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
EgyptEquipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Egypt resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaComponents for military aircraft, military aircraft ground equipment, technology for the use of military transport aircraft, software for the use of military transport aircraft, equipment for the use of military transport aircraft. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaArtillery computers, bombing computers, command and control vehicles, command communications control and intelligence equipment. Command communications control and intelligence software, components for military electronic equipment, equipment employing cryptography, equipment for the use of artillery computers, equipment for the use of command communications control and intelligence equipment, equipment for the use of fire control equipment, equipment for the use of ground vehicle military communications equipment, equipment for the use of laser rangefinders, equipment for the use of military communications equipment, equipment for the use of military electronic equipment, fire control equipment, ground vehicle military communications equipment, gun laying equipment, laser rangefinders, military communications equipment, military electronic equipment, military infrared/thermal imaging equipment, military navigation equipment, software for the modelling of military operation scenarios, software for the simulation of military operations scenarios, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaSoftware for military communications equipment, technology for the use of software for military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaSoftware for the use of military communications equipment, software to simulate the function of military communications equipment, technology for the use of software to simulate the function of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaMilitary communications equipment, software for the use of military communications equipment, software for the use of equipment employing cryptography, equipment employing cryptography, ground vehicle military communications equipment, military communications equipment, equipment for the use of military communications equipment, software for the use of military communications equipment, communications equipment, military containers, military communications equipment, technology for military communications equipment, technology for equipment employing cryptography, technology for ground vehicle military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaMine clearing equipment, components for mine clearing equipment, mine countermeasures equipment, components for mine countermeasures equipment, equipment for the use of mine clearing equipment, components for equipment for the use of mine clearing equipment, technology for the use of mine clearing equipment, technology for the use of mine countermeasures equipment, technology for the use of general military vehicle components, technology for the use of equipment for the use of mine clearing equipment, technology for the sue of military field engineer equipment, military field engineer equipment, components for military field engineer equipment, general military vehicle components, minefield breaching vehicles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaTechnology for the use of military communications equipment. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
TunisiaLaser range finders, components for laser range finders, aiming devices, components for aiming devices, weapon sights, components for weapon sights, equipment for the use of laser range finders, military image intensifier equipment, components for military intensifier equipment, night vision goggles, components for night vision goggles, weapon sights, equipment for the use of laser range finders. Increasing tension in Tunisia resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3

Source: Government response to CAEC, First Joint Report of Session 2010-12, Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation, Cm8079, Annex 1

Standard Individual Trade Control Licences (SITCLs)
End User Country Annual Report Summary Reason for Revocation
LibyaPepper sprays for self protection, tear gas for self protection. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3
LibyaMilitary utility vehicles. Increasing tension in Libya resulted in reassessment and that this licence now contravenes Criteria 2 & 3

Source: Government response to CAEC, First Joint Report of Session 2010-12, Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation, Cm8079, Annex 1

Arms export licence revocations July 2011- December 2012

Following analysis of the Government's Response (Cm8441) to the Committees 2012 Report (HC 419) the Committees put the following question to the Government on arms export revocations. The Committees question, with the Government's answer were as follows:

The Committees' question:

What arms export licence revocations has the Government made worldwide since those listed in Cm 8079, and will the Government list those revocations under the same headings as in Cm 8079?

The Government provided the following table in answer to the Committees' question

Annex B—Export licence revocations since Cm 8079 (published July 2011)
End Use Countries Annual Report Summary RatingReason for Revocation
Argentinacomponents for combat aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for combat aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military transport aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military support aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military training aircraft ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military utility helicopters ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aero-engines ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military aircraft ground equipment, military aircraft ground equipment ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for ejector seats ML10No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military guidance/navigation equipment ML11No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military guidance/navigation equipment ML11No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for body armour ML13No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinamilitary radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for military radars ML5No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for naval engines ML9No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for naval engines ML9No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for combat naval vessels ML9No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for combat naval vessels ML9No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Argentinacomponents for destroyers ML9No longer consistent with the more restrictive policy on Argentina announced on 26 April 2012
Belarusweapon sights ML1Introduction of EU arms embargo
Chinasemiconductor wafers with epitaxial layers 3C001unacceptable risk of diversion to a WMD programme
Chinasemiconductor wafers with epitaxial layers 3C001unacceptable risk of diversion to a WMD programme
Iraqcomponents for general purpose machine guns, equipment for the use of general purpose machine guns ML1, PL5017Notification received from the Official Receiver that the exporting company has been liquidated.
Syriasmall arms ammunition ML3Introduction of EU arms embargo
Zambiacomponents for military support vehicles, military support vehicles ML6Discrepancies between the licence and shipping documents presented to HMRC

Source: Letter from the Foreign Secretary to the CAEC Chairman dated 6 December 2012, Annex B

Arms export licence revocations January-May 2013

On 7 May 2013 the I wrote to the Foreign Secretary requesting details of all worldwide arms export licence revocations subsequent to those listed in the Foreign Secretary's letter of 6 December 2012 (in table above).P636FP636FP636FP636FP636F[5] The Foreign Secretary responded to the Chairman's letter by providing the following table. He pointed out in the letter that the majority of these licence applications were for equipment intended for use in maritime security, specifically anti-piracy activities.
End User CountryItem RatingReason for Revocation
OmanAssault rifles (100), components for assault rifles, rifles (100), components for rifles, pistols (50), components for pistols, small arms ammunition, military helmets, body armour, weapon sights, direct view imaging equipment ML1a. ML3a, ML13c, ML13d, ML1d, 6A002c1 Criterion 7: risk of diversion
OmanAssault rifles (75), components for assault rifles, rifles (100), components for rifles, assault rifles (100), pistols (50), components for pistols, small arms ammunition, military helmets, body armour, components for body armour, weapon sights, direct view imaging equipment ML1a, ML3a, ML13c, ML13d, ML1d, 6A002c1 Criterion 7: risk of diversion
MauritiusAssault rifles (75), components for assault rifles, rifles (100), components for rifles, assault rifles (100), pistols (50), components for pistols, small arms ammunition, military helmets, body armour, components for body armour, weapon sights, direct view imaging equipment ML1a, ML3a, ML13c, ML13d, ML1d, 6A002c1 Criterion 7: risk of diversion
South AfricaAssault rifles (75), components for assault rifles, rifles (100), components for rifles, assault rifles (100), pistols (50), components for pistols, small arms ammunition, military helmets, body armour, weapon sights, direct view imaging equipment ML1a, ML3a, Ml13c, ML13d, ML1d, 6A002c1 Criterion 7: risk of diversion
ChinaComponents for radar equipment, technology for the use of radar equipment, software for the use of radar equipment 6A008k1, 6E101, 6D002Criterion 5c: risk of reverse engineering or unintended technology transfer, Criterion 7: risk of diversion

Source: Letter from Foreign Secretary to CAEC Chairman dated 16 May 2013


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