Headlines: March 8th, 1999

Exporters can now apply for export licences by sending a floppy disc to the Department of Trade and Industry. The application form can be obtained by downloading from the web site www.dti.gov.uk/export.control or by disc from the department.

The advantage to the exporter is that the software allows them to store basic details about themselves and their exports. The department will gain through error reduction. Fields which are commonly missed when completing applications will be made mandatory and data input errors within the department will be eliminated. The result should be reduced processing times.