Guide

Beginners' guide to export controls

Introduction

This guide is designed to highlight the basics of export control. Whether you are a new exporter investigating the possibility of exporting strategic goods, an overseas end-user, an academic or researcher affected by export controls or a non-governmental organisation or legal firm seeking more information, this guide will give you an overview of UK export controls.

This guide explains which trading activities and goods require a licence. It explains the types of licence that you can apply for, how to apply, and what compliance responsibilities you will have. Finally, it explains where you can go for help and further information.