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UK Export Control Amendment Order creates new offences for export control violations


The UK has published the Export Control (Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2019 which amends existing subordinate legislation, and creates new offences for some export control violations.

The amendments include:

The addition of Eritrea to the Export Control Order 2008 to control the transit of Category B goods (small firearms and light weapons);

Updates to definitions and descriptions of controlled activities in the Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/3257);

Updates to definitions in the Export Control (Sudan, South Sudan and Central African Republic Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3258)