An article from Out-Law on 26 November says that action is required from UK exporters of dual-use items ahead of the fast-approaching expiry of the Brexit transition period on 31 December as the licensing regime is due to change after that date.  It warns that exporting without a required licence is a strict liability criminal offence, which includes inadvertent breaches, and a more serious offence for deliberate evasion of export controls.  Current licences to export dual-use items to a non-EU country issued by the UK, will remain valid for export from the UK from 1 January. However, an export licence issued by another EU Member State will no longer be valid for export from the UK.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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