Export Control: Transparency in Export Licensing

August 06, 2013

The UK Government is determined to increase transparency and public accountability on export control issues. The Government's “Transparency Initiative” aims to make public, information regarding so-called “open” export licences, used by many companies to authorise shipments of sensitive products. The most relevant of the proposals are:

  • To insert into all open export licences a provision requiring the exporter to report periodically on transactions undertaken under these licences. The Government will then publish this information.
  • To explore ways of making additional information contained in standard export licence applications public, whilst protecting any sensitive material.

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