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

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Control of Licensable Goods: General: Control Objectives

  • To ensure that there is a legally enforceable regulatory system for licensable exports which complies with relevant UK and EU laws, BIS requirements and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • To prevent the illicit export of goods to a sensitive or embargoed destination while not interfering unnecessarily with the legitimate flow of trade.
  • To ensure that controlled goods not accompanied by an accurate and valid licence or authority are detained and where appropriate seized.
  • To ensure that breaches or attempted breaches of export restrictions are dealt with according to prevailing Strategic Exports and Sanctions Team policy on seizure, restoration, compounding and criminal prosecution.
  • To ensure that management information is accurate, timely and meets the needs of the system owners.
  • To ensure that Departmental resources are used economically, efficiently and effectively in accordance with identified priorities.
  • To ensure that adequate intelligence is available to staff for targeting control.
  • To ensure that licences are kept secure while in the Department’s possession.

Risks

As with any control regime there are risk areas in relation to export licensing. These are outlined in SGSAROA