Notice to exporters 2017/19: Crown exemption for MOD owned goods
Published 3 August 2017
Following the establishment of the Export Control Joint Unit, the team managing Crown exemption letters for the MOD has changed name and location.
The UK Crown is not bound by the provisions of the Export Control Act 2002 for goods specified by schedule 2 of the Export Control Order 2008 (ie the UK Military List which forms part of the UK Strategic Export Control Lists).
Where the Crown owns the controlled military goods, technology or software being exported, and at all times hold disposal rights, then an exporter may carry out the export on behalf of the MOD without a licence. This Crown exemption for goods, technology or software owned by MOD UK/UK armed forces is subject to the issuing of an approval letter. Crown exemption does not apply if the goods are owned privately.
The MOD team in the Export Control Joint Unit is the only entity which is authorised to issue Crown exemption letters on behalf of the UK MOD. Their contact details are:
Export Control Joint Unit – MOD Team
Department for International Trade
3 Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2AW