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HMRC internal manual

Strategic Goods and Services: Assessment of risk and offence action

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The Role Strategic Exports and Sanctions Team/Criminal Investigation/Strategic Goods Co-ordination Committee

The Role of the Strategic Exports and Sanctions Team

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The Role of Criminal Investigation (Customs A/B)

Criminal Investigation (Customs B) is responsible for gathering intelligence, setting intelligence led profiles on CHIEF, (Customs A) is responsible for investigating offences and submitting offence reports to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Strategic Goods Co-ordination Committee (SGCC)

Sensitive investigation cases are monitored under the tripartite system where investigators, lawyers (departmental and CPS) and administrators (policy makers) meet regularly to discuss the conduct of investigations and the suitability of cases for prosecution. In deciding whether to mount a prosecution and whether prosecution is in the public interest, CPS will consider the prevailing Strategic Exports and Sanctions Team policy.