Information about Brexit and export control

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Up until 31 December 2020, a transition period is in effect allowing commerce and trade to continue as usual. As agreed within the EU, already issued authorisations for intra-EU transfers to the UK of dual-use items will remain in effect during the transition period.

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is only responsible for matters concerning dual-use items belonging to Category 0 as per Annex I of Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

The United Kingdom’s exit agreement, which entered into force on 31 January, encompasses transitional provisions to allow for continued trade and commerce between the United Kingdom and the EU as usual through 31 December 2020.

Already issued authorisations will, as agreed within the EU, remain in effect during the transition period. In the case of valid authorisations for intra-EU transfers of dual-use items to the United Kingdom, as listed in Annex IV of the Council Regulation, this signifies that no new authorisations need to be applied for owing to Brexit.

As uncertainty characterises future relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after the transition period, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority will hereinafter take decisions on export authorisations on a case by case basis, with the ambition of minimising disruptions to legitimate commerce and trade. At the same time, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority will comply with international commitments regarding non-proliferation.

For more information, please contact: The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s duty press officer on Tel. +46 8 799 40 20.