You can check whether an Export License is required by going to the following website:
In the majority of cases exporters don’t need an export license – however they are often required on military products, for technology products to countries where there may be export restrictions in place or for products which may be put to a dual use (where a product may be used for military or nuclear industries). For more information on the export of drugs, animal foods, plants, cultural artifacts, chemicals/pesticides see the above link for guidance on appropriate organisations to approach.
If you are unsure whether your product needs an export license you can check by emailing the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Export Control Organisation at firstname.lastname@example.org to check whether restrictions are likely to apply.
Mal, I am based in Norwich and would be pleased to pop over and see you to discuss how UK Trade & Investment can support you with your exports, my email address is email@example.com and my mobile is 07717 290 319
International Trade Adviser, UK Trade & Investment, East of England