(1) Notwithstanding the commencement of section 15 of the Act:
(a) licences issued by the Secretary of State, pursuant to powers contained in orders made under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939, for the control of exportation from the United Kingdom, which have not ceased to have effect before 1st May 2004 shall continue to have effect until the same date as they would have had effect if those orders had not been revoked, and any licence shall be deemed on and after 1st May 2004 to have been made under the relevant order to be made under the Act.
(b) Orders made under the provisions repealed by section 15 shall continue to apply in relation to any export which has occurred before 1st May 2004 and to any export which takes place on or after that date in respect of which a licence has been issued before that date.
(2) Any licence which continues to have effect under paragraph (1) and which authorises the export of goods comprising or including software or technology shall be deemed on or after 1st May 2004 to authorise to the same extent the transmission of that software or technology by fax, telephone or other electronic media.
Specified date: 30 October 2003: see art 1(1).