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Glossary

Export Licence

An export licence is an authorised document issued by the UK that allows the export of specific goods from one country to another. It’s mandatory for sensitive or controlled items, including military gear, strategic resources, or products for both civilian and military use.

The export licence specifies the type and quantity of goods authorised for export, as well as any conditions or restrictions that apply.

It helps the government regulate the export of sensitive goods to prevent them from being used for illegal or harmful purposes, such as in weapons proliferation or human rights abuses.

Moreover, the export licence serves as a legal document that grants permission to export these goods and ensures compliance with export control regulations and international trade agreements.

If you’re unsure whether you need an export licence, consult the following guidance.

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