Years ago when working as an export officer I had an entry presented for a RIB due to go the middle east. I checked the tarrif headings and found that the boat might be licenceable due to the kind of motor they were sending with it on the basis that forward and reverse were exacty the same ratios and very fast. Well we got the container turned out and ther it was this lovely bright yellow inflatable boat and the details all matched. SO Ir and up the Agent and asked for an End use certificate which he provided saying it was going for fishing. The following conversation be tween me and the DTi Me; Yes Hi , I would like some information on a RIB we have just examined and I consider it licenceable. DTI; Why is that? Me repeated, the above with emphasis to the motor and Gearbox which didn't appear to be suitable for fishing. Silence ensued. Me ; Are you still there? DTI; Yes. Me; Getting impatient, Well? DTI. What colour is it? Me; Yellow DTI; well that's all right it can go. Me ; are you sure DTI; Yes that's fine it'll be highly visible so it shouldn't be a problem. Me: What about if they paint it? DTI: Have you any evidence that they will? Me; not specifically. DTI; well in that case you can release it. Just thought it might raise a chuckle.