Notice to exporters 2019/06: UK exporter punished for brokering goods without a licence
Published 14 May 2019
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently issued a compound penalty of £10,234.26 to a UK exporter/trader.
The penalty was in relation to unlicensed trading of body armour. The goods were not exported from the UK, but the transaction involved a UK national. TheExport Control Order 2008requires a trade control licence when certain goods are exported from a country other than the UK.
Exporters should be aware that trafficking and brokering military goods outside the UK will need a trade control licence, even if the goods do not pass through the UK.
See the following open general trade control licences: