Notice to exporters 2018/09: UK company fined six-figure sum for illegal exports
Published 12 April 2018
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently issued a compound penalty of £109,312.50 to a UK exporter. This related to unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.
Export control legislation is enforced by HMRC, working with the Crown Prosecution Service. 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, please contact the HMRC helpline: 0300 200 3700.