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Defence Notes

PREMIUM: UK arms trade in the spotlight as export control report goes under the microscope

15th December 2020 - 18:27 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

Arms exports to countries such as Saudi Arabia have long been controversial, as UK parliamentary committee reviews current practices.

A trio of civil society organisations have criticised the UK government’s recent report into arms exports controls, which details the regulatory protocols that defence firms have to follow in order to legally sell equipment to foreign countries. 

Published on 1 December, the ‘Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019 ...

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