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Open Individual Export Licences: USA

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 63268, tabled on 23 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to undertake an urgent compliance visit in relation to Open Individual Export Licence 16P to the USA (2018).

Answered on

26 June 2020

The purpose of compliance visits is to get assurance that exporters holding open licences meet the terms and conditions of the licences they use. The frequency of compliance visits takes into account several factors, including the track record of compliance by the exporter and their previous compliance levels, the types of licences utilised and the knowledge and experience of the business in relation to export controls. We are satisfied that there is no need to undertake an urgent inspection at this time.

The Rt. Hon. Lady will know that standard end user conditions for all Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) are available to view on GOV.UK and, under this licence, the exporter may only export to a government directly or companies using the listed goods in fulfilment of a government contract. Furthermore, export under this licence is restricted to the armed forces and the police.

Compliance records are commercially sensitive and therefore cannot be published, but I can confirm that a compliance visit has been undertaken in relation to this licence.