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Colombia: Arms Trade

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospects of securing an EU embargo on arms supplies to Colombia. (228203)

There has been no discussion among EU partners about an EU arms embargo on Colombia. All export licence applications to export arms to Colombia are rigorously assessed on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.