Export strategic goods to the Channel Islands
Find out if you need a strategic goods licence to export to the Channel Islands: how goods are listed on the UK Strategic Export Control Lists
If you are exporting strategic (military or dual-use) goods to the Channel Islands, whether you need to apply for an export licence or not depends on the nature of your goods and how they are classified on the UK Strategic Export Control Lists.
The UK’s regulatory authority responsible for assessing and issuing strategic export licences is the Export Control Organisation (ECO), part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Circumstances when an export licence is not required
For dual-use items listed in Annex I (but not Annex IV) of the EU-Dual Use Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009, as amended), a licence is not required if the end-user is based in the Channel Islands. This is because the Channel Islands fall within the customs territory of the EU and the regulation does not control the intra-community movement of such goods. This list forms part of the UK Strategic Export Control Lists.
Circumstances when an export licence is required
- for dual-use items listed in Annex IV of the EU-Dual-Use Regulation. This is because dual-use items listed in Annex IV are controlled to all destinations under the regulation including other EU member states (as well as the Channel Islands)
- for dual-use items controlled by national controls and listed in Schedule 3 of the Export Control Order 2008, as amended and where the control relates to all destinations
- for military goods (those listed in Schedule 2 of the Export Control Order 2008 or the UK Military List)
For more information see the guides on the UK Strategic Export Control Lists, controls on dual-use goods (EU Dual-Use Regulation), and the Export Control Order 2008
You can also read the guide on strategic exports: when to request an export licence
If you require an export licence, you should read the guide about licences: export, trade control and transhipment and the eport control licensing process and how to appeal.
BIS ECO helpline
020 7215 4594
Published: 18 September 2012
Updated: 11 December 2012
- Amended broken links and added related guides
- First published.