Export Controls: ICT

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) dates, (b) end users and (c) licence types were for (i) approved and (ii) denied applications for Internet Protocol network communications (A) surveillance systems and (B) equipment coded 5A001J in the UK Strategic Export Control List.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The following licences (all Standard Individual Export Licences or SIELs) have been granted:

Application Type

Outcome

End User Type

End Use Countries

Annual Report Summary

Finalised

SIEL (Temporary)

Issue

Commercial

Czech Republic

internet protocol network communications surveillance equipment

11/05/2016

SIEL (Temporary)

Issue

Commercial

United States

components for internet protocol network communications surveillance equipment

10/03/2016

SIEL (Permanent)

Issue

Government

Singapore

internet protocol network communications surveillance equipment

24/02/2016

SIEL (Permanent)

Issue

Government / Law Enforcement

United Arab Emirates

internet protocol network communications surveillance equipment

07/07/2015

No licence applications were refused. The table includes the end user types but I am withholding the actual names of the end users as disclosure would prejudice commercial interests. Temporary licences are granted with conditions to return the items licensed within the period of the validity of the licence, usually twelve months.

All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

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