According to the reports, some half of US arms exports
during that period have gone to the Middle East, and that Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world's second biggest importer amid its deadly Washington-backed war on Yemen.
Large increases in arms supplies to Bangladesh and Algeria accounted for much of the growth in total Chinese arms exports
in this period.
1 percent during 2008-12 and 2013-17, followed by France whose arms exports
rose by 27 percent during the above-mentioned periods and was the largest arms exporter globally during 2013-17.
To remedy the situation MEPs advocate: setting up an arms control supervisory body under the auspices of the High Representative; creating a mechanism which sanctions member states which do not comply with the EUs Common Position on arms exports
; widening the list of arms export
criteria to oblige member states to assess the risk that an arms transfer could spur corruption; increasing the transparency on arms export
reporting by providing more and timely information on export licences and turning the EUs annual report on arms export
into a searchable online database by the end of 2018; creating effective post-shipment controls to ensure that arms are not being re-exported to unauthorised end users; including armed drones in arms control regimes.
Celik was speaking in London after German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday Berlin had suspended major arms exports
due to deteriorating human rights in Turkey and increasingly strained ties between the Nato allies.
48 billion) worth of arms exports
in the first six months of 2016, up from 3.
Forty-one percent of US arms exports
went to Middle Eastern countries, whose imports rose 61 percent between 2011 and 2015 compared to the previous five-year timeframe.
Last year, Minister of Economy Sigmar Gabriel pledged to be much more cautious in licensing arms exports
, but in the first half of this year, the government approved significantly more arms exports
The shipment is controversial because German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel vowed last year to be much more cautious in licensing arms exports
, and because Berlin is seeking to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East.
Sigmar Gabriel, the economy minister, recently unveiled a more restrictive policy on arms exports
to sensitive regions.
Such an approach could help ensure the Government enforces its legal obligations on arms exports
BRITISH arms exports
to Israel will be stopped - but only if there is further fighting in Gaza, the Government said yesterday.
MADRID, August 5, 2014 (WAFA) -- The Spanish Government has declared it will freeze arms exports
to Israel as a preventive measure, in light of the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip.
The report reveals details of arms exports
to all recipient countries except the United States for the calendar years 2010 and 2011.
However, if one looks at the trade figures of China during the First Afghan War (1979-89), one will not find any entry showing Chinese arms exports
to Afghanistan-proof that China is covering up its arms exports