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Notice to exporters 2022/01 – export control enforcement actions

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NTE 2022/01: UK Exporters fined for unlicensed strategic exports – 10 settlements for about 200,000 GBP total

Published 10 January 2022

Between March and November 2021, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound penalties between £1,000 and £54,000 to 10 UK exporters.

The 10 settlements were:

  • in March 2021, £31,355.28 was paid for offences in relation to the export of dual-use goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in March 2021, £8,000.00 was paid for offences in relation to the export of military rated goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in May 2021, £16,062.50 was paid for offences in relation to the export of military rated goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in July 2021, £54,000.00 was paid for offences in relation to the export of military rated goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in July 2021, £25,000.00 was paid for offences in relation to the export of military rated goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in July 2021, £13,274.56 was paid for offences in relation to the export of military rated goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in August 2021, £1,000.00 was paid for a breach of licence conditions in relation to the export of military rated goods.
  • in September 2021, £7,000.00 was paid for a breach of licence conditions in relation to the export of military rated goods.
  • in November 2021, £9,000.00 was paid for offences in relation to the export of dual-use goods without the appropriate licence.
  • in November 2021, £34,499.88 was paid for offences in relation to the export of dual-use goods without the appropriate licence.

These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

HMRC has 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 a file being prepared and sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.

For further information about the content of this notice you can contact the HMRC News Desk. Media contact details: news.desk@hmrc.gov.uk.

Link:

Notice to exporters 2022/01

Categories: Civil Monetary Penalties Enforcement Actions Export Control HMRC Updates

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