European Union's Arms Control Regime and Arms Exports to China: Background and Legal Analysis

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This report provides detailed background and legal analysis of the nature of the current European Union embargo on arms exports to China. It also provides detailed background on the European Union’s current Code of Conduct on Arms Exports. A strengthened version of the Code would be one of the control mechanisms that would remain should the EU lift the embargo on arms exports to China. This report also gives information on recent EU arms exports authorized for China. It further summarizes U.S. concerns regarding the lifting of the arms embargo, and notes the prospective timing of EU action on the ... continued below

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Grimmett, Richard F. & Papademetriou, Theresa March 1, 2005.

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  • Grimmett, Richard F. Specialist in National Defense; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Papademetriou, Theresa Senior Foreign Law Specialist, Directorate of Legal Research, The Law Library of Congress

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This report provides detailed background and legal analysis of the nature of the current European Union embargo on arms exports to China. It also provides detailed background on the European Union’s current Code of Conduct on Arms Exports. A strengthened version of the Code would be one of the control mechanisms that would remain should the EU lift the embargo on arms exports to China. This report also gives information on recent EU arms exports authorized for China. It further summarizes U.S. concerns regarding the lifting of the arms embargo, and notes the prospective timing of EU action on the embargo issue.

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Grimmett, Richard F. & Papademetriou, Theresa. European Union's Arms Control Regime and Arms Exports to China: Background and Legal Analysis, report, March 1, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6345/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.