Trade, transport and export of arms and sensitive material - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs France's regime Export controls on French arms are based on a rigorous legislative and regulatory framework, which takes into account the national imperatives of sovereignty and security, as well as France's international and European arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation commitments. The French control regime of war materials is based on the overall principle of prohibition, except in the case of authorization of the State and under its control, which means subjecting the entire (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs