Notice to Exporters 2019/02: We’re fining people!


Notice to exporters 2019/02: UK companies fined for illegal exports

Published 25 January 2019

Over the last 7 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued compound penalties ranging between £1,000 and £4,000 to 3 separate UK Exporters. These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods and export breaches 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.

Contact details


Export Control Joint Unit
2nd floor 
3 Whitehall Place


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.


Notice to Exporters 2019/02

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