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Notice to exporters 2022/31: enforcement actions for unlicensed exports

Notice

NTE 2022/31: UK exporters issued compound settlements for unlicensed strategic exports

Published 9 December 2022

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Settlements
  3. Contact

Introduction

Between May 2022 and October 2022, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound settlement offers between £1,000 and £271,700.25 to 12 UK exporters totalling £510,670.13.

Settlements

The 12 settlements were:

  • in May 2022, £105,895.05 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by the Export Control Order 2008
  • in July 2022, £271,700.25 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by the Export Control Order 2008
  • in July 2022, £2,700.00 was paid for breaches of licence conditions in relation to the export of dual use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended
  • in August 2022, £1,000.00 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in August 2022, £19,637.84 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in August 2022, £6,935.44 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in September 2022, £9,828.83 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in September 2022, £19,689.20 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in October 2022, £56,708.71 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in October 2022, £2,700.00 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of military goods controlled by the Export Control Order 2008
  • in October 2022, £8,664.81 was paid relating to the unlicensed exports of dual-use goods controlled by retained regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended, without the appropriate licence
  • in October 2022, £5,300.00 was paid for breaches of licence conditions in relation to the export of military goods controlled by the Export Control Order 2008

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, as well as 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.

Contact

For further information about the content of this notice you can contact news.desk@hmrc.gov.uk.

More information on export controls is available on the ECJU pages of the GOV.UK website and the SPIRE export licensing database.

You can also contact ECJU using the information below:

General queries about strategic export licensing

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

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 2022/31

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Notice to exporters 2022/31

Categories: Civil Monetary Penalties Enforcement Actions Export Control Export Control Joint Unit Notice to Exporters

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