I am going to be exporting childrens bilingual books, and project packs for children to make things. Will I need an export licence straight away or do I have to wait until I reach a certain size financially?
(This question was asked at one of our recent webinars on Export Controls. You can listen to this webinar on our recent webinars page at http://opentoexport.com/info/webinars/)
Export licences are only required for “controlled” goods that appear on either the UK Military List (UKML) or the EU Dual Use List, and while I have never worked in publishing I don’t recall ever having seen books listed on either of the lists so you won’t need a licence.
As far as financial size is concerned, a licence would be required to export one “controlled” item worth 10p in the same way it would be required for a fighter jet worth millions of pounds, the size of the business is irrelevant.
Thank you – I feel very naive asking, but thank you David for clarifying.
It’s not naïve at all Mandie, and at least you are asking the question !