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About the Export Licensing Unit

The Export Licensing section of the website contains information relating to EU and Irish export controls on Dual-Use Items and military goods.

Some of the information, for example, the List of Dual-Use Items, is presented in PDF format. In order to view these documents you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader free viewing companion.

We trust that you will find this site both informative and easy to use. If however you have any problems or indeed have any comments to make, we would be grateful if you would contact us by e-mail.

Please note that the disclaimer below applies to all of the information provided in these pages.

In line with our customer service commitments, the Export Licensing Unit will be available to the public between the following hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 14.30pm - 17.00pm


Trade Licensing and Control Unit,
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,
Earlsfort Centre,
Lower Hatch St,
Dublin 2,
D02 PW01.

Phone: +353 1 631 2121

Lo-Call telephone service (if calling from outside (01) area): 1890 220 222


"The material in this website is for your general information only. Any statements in this website about any laws or regulations or other legal instruments or requirements, whether domestic or EU or otherwise, do not purport to be a legal interpretation and do not purport to be authoritative or legally binding.

The Licensing Unit provides no guarantee as to the accuracy of any of the material contained in this website. In so far as Acts of the Oireachtas or Statutory Instruments are concerned you are referred to the paper copy of legislation available from the Government Publications Sales Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. In so far as the EU legislation is concerned you are referred to the Official Journal of the European Communities.

When you read this website, you waive any right you might have to seek to have imposed on the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation or the State any liability for any loss occasioned as a result of reliance placed on any part of the contents of this website."

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