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UK parliamentary report raises defence export concerns

20 July 2018

The UK House of Commons Committees on Arms Exports Controls (CAEC) has issued a new report outlining some of the concerns that it has with the sale of defence technology from the UK.

Concerns include the role of third parties such as brokers, agents and advisers within arms exports, the enforcement of these sales, the regulation of firms selling weapons, the quality of the information that is public knowledge, and alleged corruption in sales of arms.

CAEC is formed of four committees, namely defence, foreign affairs, international development and international trade, that join to examine the government export controls on weapons as well as technology that could have a dual use and potentially have military applications.

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