How do I know if I require a export licence?


I wish to export a video recording system for Dubai Airport. How do I find out if this requires a UK export licence?


Dear Mike,

Thank you for your question.

There is an article on this website which may be of help.

You may also want to contact the Export Controls Organisation. The link is below.


Jennie Rich


Hi Mike,

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

I would also suggest that you contact the Dubai Customs Authorities to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

Export Action Plan