Is the issuance of an export licence a sovereign act ? Does it have effect beyond the borders of France ?

It is a sovereign act within the context of international objectives to which France has subscribed. France governs only the way in which these rules are applied on its own territory. France must also inform other EU Member States and its international control regime partners of the results of the procedures it manages (notification of denials). In this way, each licence issued can be used in every one of the EU's 28 Member States.

Edited on 22 June 2021