Information on the impacts of Brexit on the control regimes (from 1 January 2021)

Článek v českém jazyce najdete zde:

Control of foreign trade in military material

The UK is in the position of a third country; therefore, it is necessary to apply for a license to import military material to the Czech Republic before importing from the UK. The relevant eForms for submitting applications are published on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the section Information for submitting applications for the Licensing Administration and eForms .

In the case of exports of military equipment to the UK, with regard to Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, it is not possible to grant the so-called transfer license: (i) general transfer licenses, (ii) global transfer licenses; and (iii) individual transfer licenses. For these types of licenses, it will only be possible to issue them within the United Kingdom and only for transfer to Northern Ireland. However, subject to the agreement of the authorities concerned, individual transfer licenses to the United Kingdom issued before 1 January 2021 may continue to be used after that date, for the period of their validity. In such a case, it is necessary to record the current drawdown on the depreciation sheet, which must correspond to the drawdown report. For more information, please contact the Licensing Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

For exports of military equipment to the United Kingdom, it is necessary to submit an application for a license to export military equipment from 1 January 2021. Again, the relevant eForms for submitting applications are published on the websites of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the section Information for submitting applications for the Licensing Administration and eForms for applications . 

Control of foreign trade in weapons and ammunition of a non-military nature

Until 31 December 2020, so-called permits for transport to or from the United Kingdom were issued in relation to the United Kingdom when permitting foreign trade in arms and ammunition of a non-military nature. Subject to the agreement of the authorities concerned, these transport authorizations may be used in relation to the United Kingdom beyond 1 January 2021, for the period of their validity. However, it is necessary to record the current drawdown on the depreciation sheet, which must correspond to the drawdown report. For more information, please contact the Licensing Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

For exports and imports of weapons and ammunition of a non-military nature, from 1 January 2021 it is necessary to submit an application for an export or import permit of non-military arms and ammunition. The relevant eForms for submitting applications are published on the stands of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Repzblic in the section Information for submitting applications for the Licensing Administration and eForms of applications and will be processed as soon as possible.  

Control of foreign trade in dual-use items

The European Union has adopted a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Annex IIa to Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 as regards the granting of a general Union export authorization for the export of certain dual-use items from the Union to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. By this regulation, the United Kingdom was added to the list of countries to which it is possible to export dual-use goods from 1 January 2021 on the basis of the so-called general export authorization (as currently it can be used for exports of dual-use goods to Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, and the United States of America). Registration to use the so-called general permit is, however, needed. Northern Ireland remains treated as an EU Member State.

Control of foreign trade with so-called „torture“ instruments

As with dual-use items, an amendment to the relevant Regulation (EU) 2019/125 on trade in certain goods is being prepared at EU level. This regulation will extend the range of countries for which it will be possible to use the so-called general authorization for the export of „torture“ instruments to the United Kingdom.

Control of imports of certain pyrotechnic articles from third countries

From 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is subject to the relevant provisions of the Act and its implementing regulation governing the authorization of imports of certain pyrotechnic articles from third countries. Appropriate permits are required for their import from 1 January 2021. The eForm for submitting applications is published on the stands of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the section Information for submitting applications for the Licensing Administration and the eForms for applications and will be processed as soon as possible.