Letter From James Cleverly Foreign Secretary | In Committee : 15th November 2022

[EXCERPT] The UK’s approach to export licensing for Taiwan has not changed. The UK operates one of the most transparent export licensing systems in the world, publishing quarterly and
annual statistics on all our export licensing decisions, including details of export licences
granted, refused and revoked, including those to Taiwan. Quarterly statistics published by
the Export Control Joint Unit earlier in the year show that the UK has not ceased issuing
arms export licences to Taiwan. All applications are considered on a case by case basis
against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria. Licences for exports of controlled goods
will only be granted where consistent with the Criteria.
The UK’s longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed: we have no diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a strong, unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties.