We are based in Germany and plan to combine two of our existing products into one through a minor modification. This new product is then intended to become a part of the driving control system of an Indian tank. In my view, this new product is in line with items that have been constructed or modified for military purposes under the German export control list. But it can also be used for civilian purposes – would we still need to request an export license in that case?
In 2014, we have sold a device to a customer of ours in Kyrgyzstan. Recently, the device needed to be repaired under warranty and was returned to us. We have imported the item and customs cleared it for free circulation in the EU. We have then sent it to our supplier in Germany, who in turn sent it on to their facilities in the UK to be repaired. It’s now back in our warehouse and we would like to get it ready to be shipped back to our customer in Kyrgyzstan. How should we export this shipment – does an inward processing relief apply?