UK publishes ‘no deal’ Brexit guidance on exporting controlled goods

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The UK government has published a Technical Notice informing stakeholders on how export controls will be affected in the event that the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’. It explains (inter alia):

  • How export licensing requirements for different groups of items would change;
  • What the UK government would do to simplify licensing; and
  • Where exporters of military and dual-use items, civilian firearms, and other goods can find relevant information.

The Notice states that a ‘no deal’ situation “remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome”, but that it is the duty of a responsible government “to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until [it] can be certain of the outcome of those negotiations”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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