UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report

September 14, 2016

The UK Government recently published its annual report on its export control policies. Dechert’s International Trade and EU law team highlights the main points of interest for exporters of military or dual-use goods.

In the foreword to the report, the four responsible Secretaries of State (for the Foreign Office, Defence, Business and International Development) note that export licensing in 2015 presented a range of complex challenges: “The number of conflicts worldwide and the increasing global and regional threats from terrorist groups, such as Daesh, has reinforced and increased the importance of rigorous and responsible decision-making on export controls.” Nonetheless, licensing continued apace, with 17,550 Standard Individual Export Licence applications processed, 69% of them within 20 working days, against the published target of 70%.

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