Belgian ECA continues efforts to circumvent prohibition of Tanzania arms deal

(Proyecto Gato, Brussels, 21 December 2005) Despite the cancellation of export permits in 2004 and 2005, the Belgian ECA Ducroire agreed to reimburse New Lachaussée some €8 million in damages for its inability to complete construction of an ammunition factory in Tanzania, seen by the UN as a potential conduit for illegal arms flows to the Congo.