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English definition of “export licence”

export licence

noun [C] UK ( US export license)     (also export permit)
COMMERCE, LAW an official document that gives you permission to send something out of the country for sale: The government will not issue an export licence if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression. Any company that wants to export natural gas must apply for an export permit.
(Definition of export licence noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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