About Import and Export Licensing

The Import and Export Licensing Service is being developed by an in-house development team within the Department for International Trade (DIT) developing a new cross-government platform for import and export licensing to replace the current SPIRE IT system. This service is part of One Government @ the border and will be extended to rollout across Government for import and export licensing.

Our Service Vision is:

'To create a secure Government platform for import and export controls, that is customer-focused and intuitive'

  • A 'one stop shop' for licensing and permissions for import and export
  • A single experience for moving permissible goods across the UK border
  • Enable Imports and exports in a secure & effective manner
  • Digitally transforming current Government services
  • Enhancing UK trade

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