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UK revises and revokes Hong Kong’s open general licences


Following a statement made by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary on 20th July 2020, the UK’s Department for International Trade: Export Control Joint Unit has extended China’s arms embargo to include Hong Kong and has indefinitely suspended the UK-Hong Kong extradition treaty. The arms embargo dictates that UK will not export “potentially lethal weapons, their components or ammunition” to Hong Kong. Furthermore, any equipment that might be used for “internal repression” (e.g. shackles, intercept equipment, firearms, etc) is also banned from export to Hong Kong. See the Notice to Exporters for details on the revised 20 open general export licences (OGELs), one open general transhipment licence (OGTL), and one open general trade control licence (OGTCL), as well as the revoked OGEL and OGTL.

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