|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 14, Pages 4-9|
Decision (CFSP) 2021/38 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 15 January 2021 - establishing a common approach to the export of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition.
It establishes a set of common features that end-user certificates for the export of SALW and their ammunition are required to respect. The aim is to diminish the risk of arms diversion to illicit or unintended users, create a level playing field and increase clarity for the defence industry and its clients regarding relevant requirements.
This Decision is a follow up to conclusions published by the Council of the European Union in September 2019, which accompanied the review to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP, which defines common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Security and Defence, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Defence Industry, Export | Import Controls|
|Keywords||Weapons | Arms | Armaments
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|