This map layer shows the recipient countries of granted German small arms exports licenses, grouped according to the maximum amount of the license in euros, into five categories for the years 2006 to 2016.

Example of how to read the map:

In the years 2006 to 2016, Madagascar received small arms exports from Germany in a volume of granted arms export licenses amounting to 6,832,965 euros.

The following figure shows the five recipient countries with the largest German small arms export licenses for the years 2006 to 2016.


  • European Union

    In 1998, in the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of EU Member States, a non-legally binding code of conduct for arms exports was adopted. In 2008, this code of conduct was integrated into the Common Position No 944. All members have agreed to abide by it and to integrate it into national law. Core elements of the Common Position are eight criteria regarding arms exports licenses and the commitment to present an annual arms exports report. The eight criteria lay down when trade or the movement of military goods and weapons is permitted. A final decision on whether it wants to finally permit the transfer of military technology, however, is up to each nation. These annual export reports are intended to improve transparency in arms deals. In these reports, each country lists its exports of military weapons and military equipment according to the country of destination. These goods are divided into 22 categories.


EU - Arms Exports Reports 2008 - 2018

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