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Yikes! 7 export control fines paid to HMRC

Notice

NTE 2022/12: UK exporters fined for unlicensed strategic exports 

Published 4 April 2022

Contents

  1. The settlements
  2. Contact Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU)

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Between December 2021 and February 2022, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound settlement offers between £1,000 and circa £2.7 million to 8 UK exporters.

The settlements

In December 2021, £22,308.96 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

In December 2021, £5,200.00 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

In January 2022, £60,000 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence.

In January 2022, £3,200 was paid for breaches of licence conditions in relation to the export of dual use goods controlled by Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended.

In January 2022, £1,000 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

In February 2022, £4,340 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

In February 2022, £1,500 was paid for offences in relation to the export of goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

In February 2022, circa £2.7 million was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

All these settlements 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 at news.desk@hmrc.gov.uk.

Contact Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU)

Helpline

Export Control Joint Unit
Department for International Trade 
Old Admiralty Building 
Admiralty Place
London
SW1A 2DY

Email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk

Telephone 020 7215 4594

Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.

More information on export controls is available on the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) pages of the GOV.UK website and 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.

Link:

Notice to exporters 2022/12

Categories: Civil Monetary Penalties Dual-Use Goods Enforcement Actions Export Control Export Control Joint Unit Export Control Order 2008 HMRC Updates

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