HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c64WS
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr. Bill Rammell)

With the support of Her Majesty's Government, the original council decision 94/165/CFSP of 15 March 1994 imposing a EU arms embargo against Sudan was repealed and replaced by common position CFSP/31/2004 on 9 January 2004. A council regulation will follow shortly. The embargo prohibits(a) the delivery or supply of arms and related matériel to Sudan; (b) the provision of technical assistance, brokering services and other services related to military activities and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of arms and related matériel to any person, entity or body in. or for use in, Sudan; and (c) the provision of financing or financial assistance related to military activities to any person, entity or body, in or for use in. Sudan. Exemptions to the embargo are permitted for non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, institution building programmes of the UN, EU and European Community, for matériel intended for EU and UN crisis management, for de-mining equipment and matériel for use in de-mining operations, and for the provision of financing, financial assistance and technical assistance related to such equipment.

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