Under the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Export Control Organisation (ECO) promotes global security through strategic export controls, facilitating responsible exports. They aim to help exporters sell their goods responsibly within the law.
As such, they see exporters as customers and work to demanding efficiency targets:
- 70% of licence applications processed within 20 working days
- 99% of licence applications processed within 60 working days
The ECO provide a regularly updated web page to give you a snapshot of current performance against targets, and also how they are doing on a country-by-country basis. The page also provides guidance on export licence applications and various links to additional services to support export development.
The intention of the ECO is that the information will help you to make better licence applications, which they believe is the key to the efficiency of the whole process.
Potential and existing exporters should find the content useful when looking at developing export markets within their business.
For more information, visit the website here.