1. Equipment, services, documentation and all other forms of visual promotion and display, exhibited or proposed, must comply with current UK Law and the UK’s international undertakings, EU/UN Law and EU/UN international undertakings
2. The following equipment and services which fall under Category A of the UK’s trade control legislation are prohibited at DSEI unless explicitly authorised by a valid Standard Individual Trade Control Licence, which must be obtained from BIS Export Control Organisation by the exhibitor or agent
- Goods designed for the execution of human beings - such as gallows and guillotines, electric chairs, air-tight vaults designed for the purpose of execution by the administration of a lethal gas or substances, automatic drug injection systems designed for the purpose of executing human beings by the administration of a lethal chemical substance
- Restraints specially designed for restraining human beings - leg-irons, gang chains, shackles and individual cuffs or shackle bracelets except those that are ‘ordinary handcuffs’ (handcuffs which have an overall dimension including chain, measured from the outer edge of one cuff to the outer edge of the other cuff, between 150 millimetres and 240 millimetres when locked and have not been modified to cause physical pain or suffering), restraint chairs unless designed for disabled persons, shackle board, thumb-cuffs and thumb-screws, including serrated thumb-cuffs, electric shock belts
- Portable devices designed or modified for the purpose of riot control or self-protection by the administration of an electric shock - such as electric-shock batons, electric-shock shields, stun-guns and electric-shock dart-guns - components specially designed or modified for the aforementioned
- Hand-held, spiked batons
- Cluster munitions, explosive sub munitions and explosive bomblets
3. All cluster and non-unitary munitions with the exception of those which comply with the provisions of the Oslo Declaration. Specifically they must have all of the following characteristics:
- each munition contains fewer than ten explosive sub-munitions.
- each explosive sub-munition weighs more than four kilograms.
- each explosive sub-munition is designed to detect and engage a single target object.
- each explosive sub-munition is equipped with an electronic self-destruction mechanism.
- each explosive sub-munition is equipped with an electronic self-deactivating feature.
- All other non-unitary munitions, explosive sub-munitions and explosive bomblets, together with components specifically designed for such cluster munitions, explosive sub-munitions or explosive bomblets are prohibited. This exclusion does not, however, apply to conventional munitions which are designed to dispense flares, smoke, pyrotechnics or chaff, electrical or electronic effects or which are designed exclusively for an air defence role.
4. Pursuant to Section 1 (4) of the Landmines Act 1998, An anti-personnel mine is a landmine which
(a) is designed to be detonated by the presence, proximity or contact of an individual; and
(b) is capable of incapacitating, injuring or killing an individual.
A component of an anti-personnel mine is anything designed or adapted to form part of an anti-personnel mine. A prohibited object is an anti-personnel mine or any component of an anti-personnel mine.
- Cluster munitions means conventional munitions designed to disperse or release explosive sub-munitions or bomblets.
- Explosive sub-munitions means conventional munitions, weighing less than 20 kilograms each, which, in order to perform their task, are dispersed or released from another conventional munition and which are designed to function by detonating an explosive charge prior to, on or after impact. The Organisers reserve the right to make the final decision concerning the eligibility of exhibits and matters of compliance.
- Explosive bomblets means conventional munitions, weighing less than 20 kilograms each, which are not self-propelled and which, in order to perform their task, are specifically designed to be dispersed or released by a dispenser affixed to an aircraft, and are designed to function by detonating an explosive charge prior to, on or after impact.
- Compliance audits will take place before and throughout DSEI to ensure that equipment, services, documentation and all other forms of visual promotion and display exhibited comply with the above-mentioned undertakings.
- Exhibitors promoting or exhibiting prohibited items, either overtly or covertly during the exhibition will be in breach of their contract with the Organisers and will forfeit their right to exhibit at DSEI. The Organisers will take appropriate action which may involve the removal of equipment, documentation and/or visual promotional material from the stand into safe custody. The ECO and other relevant authorities will be informed by the Organiser of any breach which may result in legal action being taken against the exhibitor by these authorities. The stand may be closed immediately and the exhibitor will have no claim for redress against the Organisers, nor any refund for loss of fees.
- Exhibitors will not be permitted to exhibit if their sole or predominant aim is to import for immediate resale.
- The Organisers reserve the right to make the final decision concerning the eligibility of exhibits and matters of compliance.
Note: services in respect of the list of prohibited equipment are also prohibited.