Arms Exports Controls: A Focus on Three Balkan Countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro)

The ongoing process of EU integration has led several Southeastern European countries to start a comprehensive overhaul of their arms transfers legislations in order to comply with the EU Common Position on arms exports. As sizeable arms exporters whose industries primarily manufacture SALW and their ammunition, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and have managed to enter markets neglected by bigger exporters. If their legal provisions are pretty much in line with the EU Common Position, some of their top arms exports recipients remain problematic as they fall under EU embargoes.

Crédit photo : Char de combat ME91 produit par l’entreprise Yugoimport SDPR (Source : Yugoimport)