Notice to exporters 2018/09: UK company fined six-figure sum for illegal exports

16 April 2018


Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently issued a compound penalty of £109,312.50 to a UK exporter. This related to unlicensed exports of military goods 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.

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