On July 20, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary announced the United Kingdom (UK) will extend the China arms embargo, in effect since 1989, to Hong Kong.
The scope of the arms embargo includes:
- “lethal weapons, such as machine guns, large-calibre weapons, bombs, torpedoes, rockets and missiles;
- specially designed components of the above and ammunition;
- military aircraft and helicopters, vessels of war, armoured fighting vehicles and other weapons platforms; and
- any equipment which might be used for internal repression.”
Notice 2020/12 to exporters, along with the general license changes and license application instructions, can be found here: