The EU Arms Embargo on China: a Swedish Perspective


  • Jerker Hellström

Publish date: 2010-02-04

Report number: FOI-R--2946--SE

Pages: 60

Written in: English


  • China
  • EU
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • EC
  • embargo
  • sanctions
  • human rights
  • arms trade
  • export controls


This report highlights the background of the EU arms embargo on China; how the issues of the design and the possible lifting of the embargo have been handled in Brussels; and in what respect political interpretations and economic interests have influenced exports of military equipment to China from EU member states.