The EU has adopted Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP which prohibits “the sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related materiel of all types…to the Central African Republic (‘CAR’) by nationals of Member States or from territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft”.

The embargo also prohibits the provision of technical, brokering and support services, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel, related to military activities in the CAR. The embargo is subject to a number of exemptions in respect of the peace-keeping forces in the region.

The UN imposed an arms embargo on the CAR in Resolution 2127 (2013) on 5 December 2013.

EU Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP imposing the arms embargo on the CAR (PDF)