Republic of Cyprus
Trade Service

Imports/Exports Licensing


The Section is responsible, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the formulation and implementation of the policy for the regulation of exports of arms, military equipment and dual use items, in the framework of the commitment of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to contribute effectively to the accomplishment and maintenance of international peace and security.

In this framework Cyprus has become a member of the following export control regimes:

Furthermore, Cyprus has applied for membership to the following regimes:

Cyprus is also a signatory to the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention, as well as other relevant international treaties. Moreover, Cyprus is a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Cyprus as a member of the European Union, the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) implements the policies and measures adopted by these organizations.

For the implementation of the adopted export control policy various Ministerial Orders and Regulations have been issued, which provide for the requirement to issue an export licence for the export, re-export, transit and transhipment of the controlled goods.

For more information related to the control of exports of dual use goods and military equipment please visit the relevant website of the EU.

- Exports of dual use goods
- Exports of military equipment
- Transfers of defence-related products within the European Union
- Exports of firearms for non military purposes
- Export prohibitions for military equipment and dual use goods (embargoes)

Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry

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European Commission - DG Trade

World Trade Organisation

CIPA - Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency

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