UK Notice to Exporters on Fines and Penalties – issued 29th January 2019

Over the last 7 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued compound penalties ranging between £1,000 and £4,000 to 3 separate UK Exporters. These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods and export breaches controlled by The Export Control Order 2008.

Export control legislation is enforced by HMRC, working with the Crown Prosecution Service. Where appropriate, HMRC can use their powers to offer a compound penalty in lieu of prosecution.