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- UK Sanctions against Russia explained -
Regulation 23 - Import of arms and related materiel

(1) The import of arms and related materiel which are consigned from Russia is prohibited.

(2) The import of arms and related materiel which originate in Russia is prohibited.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) are subject to Part 7 (Exceptions and licences).

(4) In this regulation arms and related materiel* means:

- (a) military goods, and

- (b) anything which falls within Chapter 93* of the Goods Classification Table, other than military goods

* Definition of ARMS by Cambrigde Dictionary in both American and English languages appears to contradict the Home Office's definition. That follows that Sanctions should not apply to ANYTHING that was not designed for use in war or designed to kill people. (Eg: parts and magazines intended for use for civilian Saiga/ TIGR rifles, Co2 BB and airsoft pistols and rifles)

A licence may be granted for the import, acquisition, transfer, supply or delivery of military goods or technology from Russia if the goods or technology relate to the execution of contracts concluded before 1 August 2014 or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

A licence may be granted for the import of spare parts for military* goods if the import is necessary for the maintenance and safety of existing capability within the UK

* a parculiar diviation from the original EU version: COUNCIL DECISION 2014/512/CFSP:

4.   The prohibitions in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall be without prejudice to the execution of contracts or agreements concluded before 1 August 2014, and to the provision of spare parts and services necessary to the maintenance and safety of existing capabilities within the Union


Most of "civilian" replacement parts used to build MMG replicas (factory deactivated guns) and blank firing guns were registered with Russian Customs authorities under the international commodity code 9705 - collectors items and therefore should not be referered to as Chapter 93 items

Please note - all firearms accessories are sold in the UK and abroad on the understanding that they are for personal use and will not be (re-)exported without the pre-requisite authorisation. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that they comply with relevant local licensing requirements

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