§ Lord Hughes of Woodside
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What strategic export controls the United Kingdom will apply to the Macau Special Administrative Region. [HL2266]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Following the return of Macau to Chinese sovereignty, we have reviewed our policy on the control of strategic exports to the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR).
We shall consider applications for licensing strategic exports to the MSAR on a case by case basis. We will not, however, issue licences for strategic exports to the MSAR for goods which we do not license for export to mainland China. Our policy on strategic exports to mainland China is as set out by my late right honourable friend Derek Fatchett on 3 June 1998, Official Report, cols. 246–7.
The Department of Trade and Industry will be removing Macau as a destination for Open General Licences which allow the export of Military List goods. Transhipment of goods on the Military List to the MSAR via the United Kingdom without a licence will also be prohibited. Schedule 3 to the Export of Goods (Control) Order (1994) will be amended accordingly.
Her Majesty's Government's policy on strategic exports to Hong Kong remains as announced by my late right honourable friend on 14 January 1998, Official Report, cols. 220–1.