I’m looking to sell a spare part of a civil Boeing 737. Will I need an export licence?


I’m looking to sell a spare part of a civil Boeing 737 , the aircraft is in Libya. The part in question is ‘Slat’ which is a flying control surface that attaches to the wing. Will I need an export licence?


Hi Colin,

I hope you are well!

If you would like to send over the details of the part to my email – [email protected] – and I can have a look at the specifics for you?

Kind Regards



Dear Colin

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk by typing ‘Notice 275’ in the search box and selecting the following links from the search results: > Notice 275 “Customs export procedures” a guide to UK export procedures using the National Export System.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link https://www.gov.uk/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

Export Action Plan