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Summary of Changes adopted at December 2007 Plenary
Note: These changes will not come into force until published in UK Legislation some when in 2008:

SUMMARY OF CHANGES  

LIST OF DUAL-USE GOODS & TECHNOLOGIES AND MUNITIONS LIST

as of 06 December 2007

The following table outlines the changes made to the last published List of Dual-Use Goods & Technologies and Munitions List.  However, it should be used only as a reference.  The changes include all amendments approved by the Plenary held from 4 to 6 December 2007 .

Category/Item

Comments

 

 

Dual-Use List and Munitions List

Extensive editorial amendments were made to both Lists too numerous to include in this paper.

 

 

Table of Contents

Editorial changes

 

 

GSN

No change

 

 

Category 1

 

1.A.4.

Paras. a., b. and c. rewritten;

Technical Notes 1 & 2 added

1.A.6.

New entry, including a Technical Note, N.B. and Note

1.A.7.

New entry, including Technical Notes 1 & 2 and a N.B.

   

Category 2

 

2.B. Technical Note 5

'instead of' replaced by 'as an alternative to';

'specific' added before 'machine model' in last sentence

2.B.1.

New N.B. added for optical finishing machines

2.B.2.

'for selective material removal' added after 'equipped'

2.B.2.c.

'Three' changed to 'Four' (or more axes)

2.B.2.d.

New sub-paras 4 and 5 added

2.B.2. Technical Notes

Technical Note separated into individual paras including new paras 4 and 5

2.B.6.b.1.c.2.

Text amended

2.B.6.b.1.c.2.b.

Text amended

2.B.7.b.

'potentially' added before explosive;

New Note added

2.B.8.a.

N.B. amended

2.B.8.b.

N.B. amended

   

Category 3

 

3.A.1.a.2.

neural network integrated circuits deleted from text

3.A.1.b.4.

'solid state' added before 'amplifiers'

3.A.1.b.7.

Text amended

3.A.1.b.8.

Reference to List entry amended 3.A.1.b.1.

3.A.1.c.1.a.

2.5 GHz changed to 6 GHz

3.A.1.c.1.b.

2.5 GHz changed to 6 GHz

3.A.1.c.1.c.3.

50 MHz changed to 100 MHz

3.A.1.c.2.

1 GHz changed to 2 GHz

3.A.2.g.

Entry rewritten;3.A.2.g.1. Decontrol Note deleted

3.B.1.f.3.

Entry amended

3.C.2.e.

New entry

3.C.5.

Entry amended

3.C.6.

New entry

 

 

Category 4

No substantive changes but many editorial changes

 

 

Category 5 Part 1

 

5.A.1.b.1.

'untethered' added before 'communications systems'

5.A.1.b.1.d.

New entry

5.A.1.f.

'cellular' deleted before 'mobile telecommunication services'

 

 

Category 5 Part 2

 

 

 

Note to 5.A.2.

Para . e. rewritten;

New para. g.;

Para . a.1. now reads 'entries b. to g. of this Note'

 

 

Category 6

 

 

 

6.A.1.a.2.b.6.

Entry deleted

6.A.1.b.

Entry amended to add Doppler-velocity before sonar log equipment;

New sub-paras. 1 & 2 and new Notes 1 &2

6.A.2.a.

Note and N.B. deleted

6.A.2.a.2.

New Note and Technical Note

6.A.2.a.2.a.2.

Entry rewritten, including new sub-para. b.

6.A.2.a.2.b.

New entry;

Existing 6.A.2.a.2.b. is rewritten and becomes 6.A.2.a.2.c.

6.A.2.a.3.

N.B. amended

6.A.2.a.3. Note 2

New para. c. added, including a Technical Note

6.A.2.a.3.a.2.

Entry rewritten, including sub-paras. a. and b.

6.A.2.a.3.b.2.

Entry rewritten, including sub-paras. a. and b.

6.A.2.a.3.d.

New Note added

6.A.2.a.3.g.

New entry

6.A.2.c.

'operating in the visible or infrared spectrum' deleted from the entry and the Technical Note

6.A.2.c.1. and 2.

New List references added

6.A.2.c.3.

New entry

6.A.3.b.3.

New List reference added

6.A.3.b.4.

New sub-paras. c. and d. added;

New Note 4 added

6.A.3.b.5.

New entry

 

 

Category 7

 

7.A.2.a.

"drift rate" "stability replaced with "bias" "stability";

New definitions for "bias" (accelerometer) and "bias" (gyro)

7.A.3.a.

'navigation' added before 'attitude'

7.A.3.b.

'navigation' added before 'attitude'

7.A.3.c.

Entry amended

7.A.3.c.1.

Entry amended

Note 1 to 7.A.3.a. & 7.A.3.b.

Para . 2 amended

7.A.8. N.B.

Reference to Doppler-velocity added

 

 

Category 8

No substantive changes but many editorial changes

 

 

Category 9

 

 

 

9.A.12.b.4.

New entry

9.E.3.a.4.

Entry amended

9.E.3.a.5.

Entry amended

9.E.3.a.4. and 5.

New Technical Note for 'steady state mode';

New entry in Acronyms and Abbreviations List for ISA

   

Sensitive List

 

6.A.2.a.2.a.2.

Entry amended

6.A.2.a.2.b.

New entry

6.A.2.a.3.

New Notes 7 and 8

6.A.2.c.

Entry amended

6.A.2.c.1. and 2.

New List references added

6.A.2.c.3.

New entry

6.A.2.e.

Deleted

6.A.3.b.3.

New List reference added

6.A.3.b.4.c. and d.

New entries

6.A.3.b.4.

New Note 4

6.A.3.b.5.

New entry

 

 

Very Sensitive List

 

1.A.2.a.

Entry amended

 

 

Munitions List

 

ML4.b.

Entry amended

ML4.c.

New entry

ML21

Entry rewritten

 

 

Acronyms & Abbreviations

 

ISA

New acronym used in Category 9

 

 

Definitions

 

"Bias" (accelerometer)

Definition amended

"Bias" (gyro)

New definition

"Drift rate" (gyro)

Definition deleted

"III/V compounds"

Was a Technical Note in Cat 3.  Is now a global definition placed after "compound rotary table"

"specific modulus"

Was a Technical Note in Cat 1.  Is now a global definition.

"specific tensile strength"

Was a Technical Note in Cat 1.  Is now a global definition.

 

 

SOUs and Validity Notes

Validity Note under Category 6 deleted

 

Arms dealer jailed for sale of Iranian guns to Kuwait
A British arms dealer who illegally sold more than 100 automatic weapons in the Middle East was jailed for four years yesterday, HM Revenue and Customs has announced.
In the first prosecution under laws designed to end the uncontrolled sale of arms by British citizens between countries outside the UK, John Knight, 52, of Fawkham, Kent, managed to ship 130 of the powerful weapons from Iran to Kuwait despite being refused an export licence because of fears they could be used for terrorist activity.

Arms dealer jailed for sale of Iranian guns to Kuwait

Article by
Alexandra Topping
The Guardian

A British arms dealer who illegally sold more than 100 automatic weapons in the Middle East was jailed for four years yesterday, HM Revenue and Customs has announced.

In the first prosecution under laws designed to end the uncontrolled sale of arms by British citizens between countries outside the UK, John Knight, 52, of Fawkham, Kent, managed to ship 130 of the powerful weapons from Iran to Kuwait despite being refused an export licence because of fears they could be used for terrorist activity.

Knight, a well-known figure in the arms trade, has previously admitted negotiating sales of large quantities of weapons to Sudan while ethnic cleansing in the country was at its height.

He first came to public attention in 1991 after being approached by a Daily Mirror journalist posing as a buyer of Kalashnikov rifles.

Blackfriars crown court heard how Knight agreed to supply 130 guns to the Kuwait's interior ministry and received $120,000 (60,000) on account as payment. He applied to the Department of Trade and Industry for a licence to ship 130 German-designed Heckler & Koch MP5 A3s, which are used by the SAS and British police forces among others, from Iran to Kuwait.

Despite the refusal of the UK Export Licensing Authority to grant him a licence in November last year, he continued to organise for the shipment to be made. He sourced 130 MP T9 guns - the Iranian copy of the MP5 A3 - from Tusa, the Tehran-based Iranian weapons supplier.

The millionaire arms dealer laid a carefully planned paper trail to make it look as though he had pulled out of the deal, while arranging for the arms to be shipped to Kuwait. When the shipment arrived in Kuwait on January 5, it was intercepted by Kuwaiti customs.

A search of Knight's home by HMRC officers revealed shredded documents that proved his direct involvement in the supply.

Knight was jailed after pleading guilty in September to illegally transporting the weapons in contravention of the Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003. He was also ordered to pay a 53,389.51 confiscation order within six months. Kevin Davis, assistant director of HMRC criminal investigation, said: "Illicit deals of this nature expose British nationals and armed forces to increased risk of harm.

"These types of weapon are frequently diverted to some of the world's most volatile regions, fuel global insecurity and afford terrorists the opportunity to acquire guns."

 

Arms dealer jailed for four years

Article by BBC
An arms dealer from Kent has been jailed for four years for illegally shipping machine guns outside the UK.

John Knight, of Valley Road, Fawkham, pleaded guilty to moving weapons from Iran to Kuwait, contrary to article nine of the Trade in Goods Order 2003.

He was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday.

A confiscation order of 53,389 was also made with a further sentence of 18 months if Knight fails to pay the sum within six months. 

 

The Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) said Knight had an application to move 130 machine guns from Iran to Kuwait turned down in 2006 because of fears they might fall into "undesirable hands".

It said a shipment of arms was then intercepted by the Kuwaiti customs service in January, and he was arrested and charged following a raid at his address on the same day.

According to the RCPO, it was the first use of legislation brought into force in 2004 to prevent the uncontrolled movement of arms by British citizens between countries outside the UK.

David Green QC, director of the RCPO, said: "This is an excellent example of law enforcement and prosecuting agencies working together against illegal trafficking in weapons."

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Last updated 19th December 2007