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Government officials questioned on arms export controls: Initial review

3 November 2020

Committees on Arms Export Controls hold a general oral evidence session with Government officials.


Tuesday 10 November 2020, virtual meeting

At 10.00am

  • Amanda Brooks CBE, Director General, Trade Relations and Implementation, Department for International Trade
  • Chris Chew, Head of Export Control Policy, Department for international Trade
  • Rebecca Peer, Senior Lawyer, Export Control and Sanctions, Department for International Trade

Topics expected to be covered at the session include:

  • Consequences for the arms export control system of the DfID/FCO merger;
  • The work undertaken by the Department for International Trade and the Export Control Joint Unit as a result of the Appeal Court judgment in June 2018;
  • Potential processing and/or enforcement delays in the arms export control system, including as a result of the reviews after the Court judgment and due to the Covid-19 pandemic; and
  • Consequences of Brexit for arms export controls, including potential for deviation from the existing EU-based ‘Consolidated Criteria’ rules and information-sharing arrangements.

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