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HMRC internal manual

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

Control of Licensable Goods: General: System Objectives

To enforce BIS export and transhipment licensing requirements (including export sanctions and restrictions) with particular reference to the export of military and sensitive goods to sensitive destinations and enforcement of UN and EU sanctions.

The control of intra-EC movements and those traders subject to Local Clearance Procedure (LCP) is exercised inland by Local Compliance International Trade and Large Business Service staff.

“Third Country” exports outside the EU are controlled at the office of export in the member state where the exporter is established, the customs Office of Exit where the goods depart through another Member State, shall supervise the physical exit of the goods and shall carry out appropriate risk-based controls prior to exit of the goods, primarily to ensure the goods presented correspond to those declared.