UK issues quarterly report on strategic export controls & licensing decisions

The UK Export Control Joint Unit and the Department for International Trade have published a quarterly report covering 1 July to 30 September 2020 on strategic export controls and licensing decisions. See commentary here.

During the quarter, there were 2,847 applications for standard individual export licences (SIELS), an increase of 1.6% from the previous quarter. 97.6% of these applications were approved, 69 (2.4%) were refused and none were revoked. There were 63 applications for open individual export licences (OIELs); there were 75 in the previous quarter. Of these, 57 (90.5%) were issued, 5 (7.9%) were rejected, and 1 licence was revoked. 61% of SIELs were processed within 20 working days, and 51% of OIELs were processed within 60 working days.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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