Saudi Arabi Coalition Forces The UK’s Department for International Trade has issued new and amended OGELs* and OGTCLs** to prohibit new registrations for a number of licences until further notice for military and dual-use exports to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, and the UAE that might be used in the conflict in Yemen. […]
It has been reported in the Wall Street Journal that the US State and Defence departments have sent a joint letter to Egypt’s government warning of potential sanctions following Egypt’s decision to purchase Russian jets. The letter says that Egypt risks sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which prohibits purchases of […]
The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit has issued a notice to exporters informing them that, following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Campaign Against the Arms Trade v Secretary of State for International Trade (see previous blog), it will not be granting any new open general export licences (OGELs) for certain military exports to Saudi […]
The General Court of the EU has annulled the maintenance of Al-Gama’s al-Islamiyya Egypt on the EU terrorist asset freeze list pursuant to Common Position 2001/931. Unlike the EU’s country sanctions regimes, the EU’s terrorism list requires a determination by a national authority that an organisation is involved in terrorist activities. The Court held that...
Ukraine In March 2019, the EU adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/415 and Decision 2019/416, which relate to sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and entities following tensions in the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov (see press release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/354, which targeted individuals responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds (see press release). Montenegro,...