Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Control of Exports Bill 2021: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Dr. Eamonn Cahill:

All licence applications are automatically forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs and, obviously, we pay huge heed to the observations it provides, in particular where it expresses particular concern. However, to be clear, at the end of the day, my Department is the national competent authority so we will make the final decision as to whether to grant or to deny a licence application.