EU Export Controls & Sanctions Regime

There is increasing proactivity in regulating the export and international trade of military equipment or goods that are also perceived to have potential military use. Examples of ‘dual use’ products include technology, software and chemicals.

EU Export Controls & Sanctions Regime

There is increasing proactivity in regulating the export and international trade of military equipment or goods that are also perceived to have potential military use. Examples of ‘dual use’ products include technology, software and chemicals.

The Khan Partnership advises on all aspects of export controls. We can help obtain the relevant licences from Government bodies including HMRC and advise on whether goods are ‘dual use’ and subject to licensing.

In the wake of rising global conflict, exporters are facing greater scrutiny and the penalties for breaching legislation are severe including lengthy prison sentences, multi-million pound fines and confiscation of assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

If you are facing investigation or prosecution from HMRC or any other regulatory body for breaches of export controls, our experts will defend your case and secure a positive outcome for you and your company.

European Union Sanctions

The European Union has a broad and multi-faceted standing regime of “restrictive measures” which include restrictions on international trade, financial transactions and travel. The impositions of penalties for breaching UK, EU or UN sanctions is imprisonment and unlimited fines.

The Khan Partnership advises individuals and organisations on sanctions compliance, licencing regimes, obtaining approvals to trade and those facing prosecution for sanctions breaches both in the UK and in other jurisdictions.

For those who are the subject of sanctions, The Khan Partnership can make applications to have them removed. We have successfully helped multiple clients obtain permission from HM Treasury to gain access to assets that have been frozen and obtained licences to allow them to legally trade in compliance with sanctions regimes.

We have successfully challenged the EU institution and governments in European Courts to have sanctions designation removed.

Many of these measures have extra territorial legal effect outside of the physical territory of the EU including, for example, to EU nationals based worldwide; to EU nationals and vessels wherever they operate worldwide; and to any business based anywhere in the world carrying on business in the EU.