Export Control Act 2002

5 General restriction on control powersE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to section 6, the power to impose export controls, transfer controls, technical assistance controls or trade controls may only be exercised where authorised by this section.

(2)Controls of any kind may be imposed for the purpose of giving effect to any Community provision or other international obligation of the United Kingdom.

(3)In subsection (2) “international obligation” includes an obligation relating to a joint action or common position adopted, or a decision taken, by the Council under Title V of the Treaty on European Union (provisions on a common foreign and security policy).

(4)Export controls may be imposed in relation to any description of goods within one or more of the categories specified in the Schedule for such controls.

(5)Transfer controls may be imposed in relation to any description of technology within one or more of the categories specified in the Schedule for such controls.

(6)Technical assistance controls may be imposed in relation to any description of technical assistance within one or more of the categories specified in the Schedule for such controls.

(7)Trade controls may be imposed in relation to any description of goods within one or more of the categories specified in the Schedule for such controls.