Why do some SITCL applications go through without RFI being raised whereas others have several RFIs raised even though both applications contain the same information?

Question

Why do some SITCL applications go through without RFI being raised whereas others have several RFIs raised even though both applications contain the same information?

(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/)

Answer

That’s likely to be as a result of differing interpretations of the information supplied by the individual case officers reviewing the licence application.

Answer

Thanks for your question Lisa

Every application is assessed on a case by case basis in relation to the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria and a decision made on either approval or refusal. This take into account the associated risks at the time of application. See the guide on how licences are assessed https://www.gov.uk/guidance/assessment-of-export-licence-applications-criteria-and-policy.

Please also see this useful guide on making better applications. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/submitting-export-licence-applications-correctly

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