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The Export Control Order 2008

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PART 1CATEGORY A GOODS

Certain Security and Para-Military Police Equipment

1.  Goods designed for the execution of human beings, as follows—

(a)Gallows and guillotines;

(b)Electric chairs;

(c)Air-tight vaults made of eg, steel and glass, designed for the purpose of execution of human beings by the administration of lethal gas or substance;

(d)Automatic drug injection systems designed for the purpose of execution of human beings by the administration of a lethal chemical substance.

2.  Restraints specially designed for restraining human beings, as follows—

(a)Leg-irons, gangchains, shackles and individual cuffs or shackle bracelets except those that are “ordinary handcuffs”;

(b)Restraint chairs unless designed for disabled persons;

(c)Shackle boards;

(d)Thumb-cuffs and thumb-screws, including serrated thumb-cuffs;

(e)Electric shock belts.

3.  Portable devices designed or modified for the purpose of riot control or self-protection by the administration of an electric shock (eg, electric-shock batons, electric-shock shields, stun-guns and electric-shock dart-guns).

4.  Components specially designed or modified for the devices in paragraph 3.

5.  Hand-held, spiked batons.

Cluster munitions, explosive submunitions and explosive bomblets

6.  Cluster munitions” other than those munitions described at paragraph 10.

7.  “Explosive submunitions” other than those submunitions described at paragraph 10.

8.  “Explosive bomblets”.

9.  Components specially designed for “cluster munitions”, “explosive submunitions” or “explosive bomblets”.

10.  Paragraphs 6 and 7 do not include the following conventional munitions:

(a)a munition or submunition designed to dispense flares, smoke, pyrotechnics or chaff; or a munition designed exclusively for an air defence role;

(b)a munition or submunition designed to produce electrical or electronic effects;

(c)a munition that has all of the following characteristics:

(i)each munition contains fewer than ten “explosive submunitions”;

(ii)each “explosive submunition” weighs more than four kilograms;

(iii)each “explosive submunition” is designed to detect and engage a single target object;

(iv)each “explosive submunition” is equipped with an electronic “self-destruction mechanism”;

(v)each “explosive submunition” is equipped with an electronic “self-deactivating feature”.

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