Between May and October 2019, HMRC issued penalties between £5,000 and £9,000 to 9 UK exporters for unlicensed export of goods. This does not solely depend on the nature of the goods but also on the end-user and how the goods will be used. Many companies are not aware of export control regulations implications for them and do not know how to apply for an export licence or how to best manage it going forward hence risking strict penalties and fines.

Working with our GMCC Associate, we can deliver a range of export controls and licences services as below:

  • In-house and bespoke training: We can deliver both in-house and virtual training to your team from general compliance to business process and procedure training.

  • Export Control Audit: Internal Business Audit of your Business Management System regarding Export Control compliance. This can be conducted as part of an annual BMS audit schedule or before an Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) visit/audit.

  • Export Control Managed Service: Acting as the focal point for all licensing activities on behalf of the client to ensure all export licensing processes are compliant with internal business processes and export control regulations.

  • Product Codification: Audit and codification of products against the UK Export Control List. Ensuring correct definition and understanding of licensing requirements. This would normally involve an initial site visit to understand and discuss products.

  • Licence Application: Acting on your behalf to ensure that appropriate licences are applied for in a timely and accurate manner to ensure smooth export of product(s). These can normally be conducted remotely if a product codification visit has been carried our previously.

  • SPIRE Set up and Management: Set-up of an HMRC SPIRE Account on your behalf, and if required, ongoing account management ensuring Licences are managed through the HMRC licence management system. This can be conducted remotely without the need for a site visit, depending on customers IT requirements.

  • ECJU Visit Representation: Representing the client during an ECJU Audit. This would normally only be considered where one or more of the above services have been provided.

For more information about any of the above or if you would like to discuss requirements, please email our team at exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk