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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

10/28/2020 – Press release – Arms export control


In the first half of 2020, individual licenses for the export of armaments worth EUR 2.78 billion were issued. In the same period of the first half of 2019, the value was 5.33 billion euros, 37.3 percent of which (1st half of 2019: 60.1 percent) were approvals for deliveries to EU / NATO and NATO-equivalent countries Countries that have a particularly close security policy partnership with Germany. For third countries export licenses in the amount of 1.74 billion euros (first half of 2019: 2.12 billion euros) have been issued. More than 50 percent of the value attributable to third countries can be attributed to major orders for the maritime sector (including under- and surface ships). Half of 2019: EUR 34.7 million). Around 99 percent of the approval value was again attributable to EU / NATO and NATO-equivalent countries. Small arms deliveries were thus approved almost exclusively for the privileged group of countries of our community and alliance partners. This underlines the German government’s particularly restrictive export policy for the export of small arms to third countries. The report can be found here.


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