Export licencing guidance

The guides below link to gov.uk and bring together all guides relating to the export licensing process.

Strategic goods include: military equipment, dual-use goods (goods that can be used for both civil and military purposes), products used for torture and radioactive sources.

The licensing process takes into account foreign policy and international treaty commitments, EU or United Nations trade sanctions or arms embargoes, and the security of the UK and its allies.

Concerns about internal repression, regional instability or other human rights violations in the destination country can affect licensing decisions.