Today we found out via our friends over at Zastava Arms USA that the Serbian Government decided that due to the ongoing situation in the area (tensions mounting with neighboring Kosovo), it’s likely they’ll be suspending all arms exports in an effort to make sure that the Serbian military has sufficient arms and ammunition to cater to the needs of the Serbian Armed Forces. At the time of writing, Zastava Arms has not received any official word from the Zastava Arms factory regarding the ban and they are still continuing to receive shipments as usual. With Serbia being home to Zastava Arms, and also being owned by the Serbian Ministry of Defense, Zastava Arms may have no choice but to completely cease all of their US exports to Zastava Arms USA.
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Serbia Halts Arms Exports? Aims to Focus on Home Military Needs
We have been made aware of the recent news regarding the weapon export ban imposed by the Serbian government. We understand that many of you have reached out to us seeking clarity on whether this will impact the exports of ZPAP firearms from Zastava Arms USA.
At this time, we would like to inform you that we have not received any official notice from Zastava Arms factory regarding the ban. Therefore, we are unable to confirm whether the ZPAP exports will be affected. As you may know, Zastava factory is owned by the Ministry of Defense, and their primary focus is to cater to the needs of the Serbian military.
While we understand the concerns surrounding this situation, we sincerely hope that the security situation in the region will be resolved peacefully. We believe that peace is in the best interest of all people in the Balkans, and we remain committed to supporting our customers and the community in any way we can.
Please be assured that as of now, we are continuing to receive shipments as usual. We deeply appreciate your ongoing support and trust in our products and services.
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