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DEFENCE-RELATED PRODUCTS

Arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts therefor, are subject to a prohibition with regard to export and the provision of technical and financial assistance and brokering services. Some exceptions and derogations do apply. The concerned products are indicated in a list.

 

PROHIBITION

EXPORT

The direct or indirect sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts therefor, to Russia by nationals of EU Member States or from the territories of EU Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited whether originating or not in their territories.

IMPORT

The import, purchase or transport of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts therefor, from Russia by nationals of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

It shall be prohibited: (a) to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance related to the goods and technology listed in the Common Military List, or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of goods included in that list, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia (...).

BROKERING

It shall be prohibited: (a) to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance related to the goods and technology listed in the Common Military List, or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of goods included in that list, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

It shall be prohibited: (…) (b) to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the goods and technology listed in the Common Military List, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance or guarantee, as well as insurance and reinsurance for any sale, supply, transfer or export of such items, or for any provision of related technical assistance, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia;

EXCEPTIONS

The prohibitions in (...) shall be without prejudice to the assistance for (a) the import, purchase or transport related to: (i) the provision of spare parts and services necessary for the maintenance and safety of existing capabilities within the European Union; or (ii) the execution of contracts concluded before 1 August 2014, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts; or (b) the sale, supply, transfer or export of spare parts and services necessary for the maintenance, repair and safety of existing capabilities within the European Union.

The prohibitions shall not apply to:

(a) the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of hydrazine (CAS 302-01-2) in concentrations of 70 per cent or more;

(b) the import, purchase or transport of unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine (CAS 57-14-7);

(c) the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of monomethyl hydrazine (CAS 60-34-4);

for use of launchers operated by European launch service providers, or for the use of launches of European space programmes, or for the fuelling of satellites by European satellites manufacturers.

The amount of any export of hydrazine shall be calculated in accordance with the launch or launches or the satellites for which it is made and shall not exceed a total quantity of 800 kg for each individual launch or satellite. The amount of any export of monomethyl hydrazine shall be calculated in accordance with the launch or launches or the satellites for which it is made.


The prohibitions (...) shall not apply to the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of hydrazine (CAS 302-01-2) in concentrations of 70 % or more for the tests and flight of ExoMars descent module and for the flight of ExoMars carrier module in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission, under the following conditions:

(a) the amount of hydrazine destined for the tests and flight of the ExoMars descent module in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission, calculated in accordance with the needs of each phase of that mission, is not to exceed a total of 5 000 kg for the entire duration of the mission;

(b) the amount of hydrazine destined for the flight of the ExoMars carrier module in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission is not to exceed a total of 300 kg.

LICENCE MODALITIES. NOTIFICATION TO AUTHORITIES.

Concerns:

  • the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of hydrazine (CAS 302-01-2) in concentrations of 70 per cent or more;

  • the import, purchase or transport of unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine (CAS 57-14-7);

  • the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of monomethyl hydrazine (CAS 60-34-4);

for use of launchers operated by European launch service providers, or for the use of launches of European space programmes, or for the fuelling of satellites by European satellites manufacturers.

  • the sale, supply, transfer or export and to the import, purchase or transport of hydrazine (CAS 302-01-2) in concentrations of 70 % or more for the tests and flight of ExoMars descent module and for the flight of ExoMars carrier module in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission,


The operations (…) shall be subject to prior authorisation by the competent authorities of the Member States. Member States shall duly inform the Council in all cases where they grant an authorisation. The information shall include the details of the amounts transferred and of the end-use.

PRODUCTS CONCERNED

LEGAL SOURCE

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning certain restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 4

EU Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 2

Note: The EU Decision is only binding for the EU Member States. It has no binding character for the economic operators. National legislations are required to implement the EU Decision.

LUXEMBOURG

Grand-Duke Regulation of 14 December 2018 on export control. Latest Update: 24 July 2020. Annex I, Point 12, Paragraphs 2&4.