Notice to exporters 2019/15: UK exporters fined for unlicensed exports

By Department for International Trade Nov 12 2019 / GOV.UK

Export Control Unit

Between May and October 2019, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound penalties between £5,000 and £90,000 to 9 UK exporters. These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

HMRC have policy responsibility for enforcing export controls on strategic goods and sanctions, and investigating breaches of those controls. Where appropriate, HMRC can use their powers to offer a compound penalty in lieu of prosecution.

For further information about the content of this notice you can contact the HMRC helpline: 0300 200 3700.


Export Control Joint Unit
2nd floor
3 Whitehall Place


Telephone 020 7215 4594

Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.

More information on export controls is available on the ECJU pages of the GOV.UK website, also the SPIRE export licensing database.

This notice is for information only and has no force in law. If the information here applies to your business, we recommend you take appropriate action, including seeking legal advice if necessary.

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