Explanatory Notes

Export Control Act 2002

2002 CHAPTER 28

24 July 2002


5.The Act provides for:

6.The Act includes powers to:

The Act also contains provisions that prevent the Secretary of State from making a control order which prohibits or regulates certain activities (such as the making of information generally available to the public) unless the interference by the order in the freedom to carry on the activity in question is necessary (and no more than necessary).

7.The powers in the Act are conferred on the Secretary of State.  In practice the Departments with direct responsibility for export controls are the DTI, who are responsible for strategic export controls, and the DCMS, who are responsible for the export control of objects of cultural interest.