Avoiding mistakes in export licence applications



The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has to return roughly half of all export licence applications to the exporter, either for more information or because the application has been completed wrongly.

These incomplete or incorrect applications cause delays in processing.

This guide outlines some of the most common mistakes or aspects of the process you should be aware of when submitting your licence application.

The aim of this guide is to ensure that all exporters submit their applications correctly first time, therefore avoiding unnecessary delays.

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