China factory export license
We have been purchasing injection-moulded plastic items for import to the UK. Our (UK-based) customer owns the moulds, and has now decided to return them to the UK. The Chinese factory says it has an export license for the plastic parts, but not for the moulds, and therefore cannot (yet) send them to the UK via Hong Kong. Is this likely to be the case, and if so, what has to be done to get such a license?