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Export Licenses and Control

DISCLAIMER: The Act on War Material in the Danish language shall be the governing version

Export of weapons and defence equipment requires a permit from the Danish authorities. The requirement for an export license encompasses according to the Act on War Material:  

  • Weapons and ammunition of any kind
  • Defence equipment
  • Military simulation and training equipment
  • Production equipment constructed for or adapted to production or maintenance of weapons, ammunition, defence equipment and equipment for training and simulation
  • Parts specifically constructed or modified for the above
  • Explosives
  • Software constructed or modified for development, production or use of the above
  • All products on the EU common list of defence equipment

The requirement for a license to export covers physical export of items as well as non physical transfer by means of fax, telephone or other electronic means. Verbal transfer of technology is also covered.  

According to the Act on War Material it is forbidden to export chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons and means of delivery specially designed or modified for this. The Ministry of Justice can issue a dispensation from this provision.

FAD Part of Confederation of Danish Industry 1787 Copenhagen Denmark Tel: +45 3377 3066 E-mail: faddi.dk