EDO MBM Technology Ltd Export licence end users

Ceri Gibbons made this Freedom of Information request to Department for International Trade

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Dear Department for International Trade,

These provide

A table of information setting out

For each year between 2014-2020 the numbers of licences (of any kind)
granted,
refused,
rejected,
revoked,
stopped,

for the company EDO MBM Technology Ltd, Brighton
related to Hornet Bomb Racks / Hornet Missile Launchers

sent via Turkey to the following end users

Turkey
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Ukraine
Tunisia
Libya

Please provide descriptions of kind of licence and highlight any extant licences ( those in current valid use)

Please provide full Consolidated Military List code for each licence.

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Mr Gibbons,

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 30 June.
On behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) your request has
been passed on to the appropriate official at DIT to process and here is
your FOI reference number FOI2020/03094

 

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and DIT will reply at the latest by 28 July .

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at DIT. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
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Dear FOI,

DIT have now missed the statutory time limit to respond to this request.

Please respond.

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Gibbons

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Ceri Gibbons,

We apologise there has been a delay in your response. The relevant team are still looking at the information and we should have this with you as soon as possible

Please accept our apologies

Kind regards

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London SW1A 2HP | E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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Dear Ceri Gibbons

 

Please find the Department’s response to your information request
attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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Dear Department for International Trade,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for International Trade's handling of my FOI request 'EDO MBM Technology Ltd Export licence end users'.

I have two issues to raise concerning this response.

1. Please clarify the exact application completion dates for each SIEL listed.

2. In its response DIT states:

"Information in respect of “the numbers of licences (of any kind) granted, refused, rejected,
revoked, stopped for the company EDO MBM Technology Ltd, Brighton related to Hornet Bomb
Racks / Hornet Missile Launchers sent via Turkey”, for “each year between 2014-2020”, to the
other countries referred to in your request is not held by this Department.
Finally, in respect of your request for information about goods “sent via Turkey”, including information about sales, to the end-users referred to in your request, please note that the Department does not hold this information."

Please clarify this response. DIT appears to be claiming not to hold information on re-exports to countries via Turkey. Yet it is my understanding that the DIT export control licence application process require that the exporter provide DIT with re-export information in order to comply with its internal and international export control obligations.

Is DIT saying that NO re-exports to the listed countries were authorised by any export control licences?
Is the language used in my FOIA request - "sent via Turkey" an inexact description of such re-export authority?
Or is DIT saying it does hold information on exports licence applications by the company related to the Hornet to the listed countries but that this was not 'via Turkey' ?

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Mr Gibbons,

 

Please find attached clarification from the DIT in relation to your recent
FOI request.

 

I hope this of assistance.

 

Kind regards,

Chrissy.

 

[1]DfIT_186_AW (2) Chrissy Peters | Head of Information Rights Unit|
Department for International Trade |

55 Whitehall | London | SW1A 2HP

0207 215 8913 | 07551677880

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

 

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