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Export Controls: Inspections

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 63260, tabled on 23 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has undertaken compliance visits in relation to to monitor (a) Open Individual Export Licences and Open General Export Licences since March 2020.

Answered on

29 June 2020

The Department continues to undertake compliance checks. Due to coronavirus, physical site inspections have ceased temporarily and remote inspections are being completed instead.

We currently have eight staff who are employed to undertake such checks and there has been no redeployment of these staff to other functions.