UK issues licences supporting military component sales to China

05 November 2018

Key Points

  • The UK issued export licences earlier this year to allow sales of military-related parts and technologies to China
  • The government says Chinese exports are consistent with EU embargo and national licensing criteria

The UK issued export licences earlier this year supporting sales of military-related components and technologies to China, data from the government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has revealed.

The data shows that licences – termed as Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) – were issued in April and permitted sales of a range of components including those for military guidance/navigation equipment, military radars, and military support aircraft.

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