UK Arms Export Licences

UK Arms Export Licences

Search exports of arms and other controlled goods approved by the UK government. Learn more.
Date: From 2010-01-01
Country: Azerbaijan
Rating: Military

Refusal Criteria

1 UK’s international obligations and commitments under non-proliferation Treaties and Conventions and export control regimes, particularly with regard to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or ballistic missiles; UK’s commitments and obligations to observe UN, EU or OSCE arms embargoes; Existence of national embargoes or policy commitments; UK’s obligations under the Ottawa Convention and the 1998 Land Mines Act.

Country Footnotes

Azerbaijan In February 1992, the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) requested that all OSCE participating states should introduce an embargo on: "all deliveries of weapons and munitions to forces engaged in combat in the Nagorno-Karabakh area". The UK interprets the OSCE arms embargo for Armenia and Azerbaijan as prohibiting the export of any military goods or technology to any person, or to any destination, in Armenia or in Azerbaijan. It has been UK practice occasionally to make an exemption in its interpretation of the embargo by approving exports of non-lethal military goods to humanitarian, media or peacekeeping organisations where it is clear that the embargo was not intended to prevent those exports and there is a strong humanitarian case for them.
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