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HMRC internal manual

Strategic Goods and Services - BIS Export Licensing and Sanctions - General

Background to Control: Purpose

Controls exist for the following reasons:

  • the UK’s non-proliferation policy;
  • the collective security of the UK and its allies in NATO;
  • national security;
  • foreign policy requirements;
  • international treaty obligations and commitments;
  • concerns about terrorism or internal repression;
  • UN sanctions.
  • EU Regulatory Requirements