Export Control Profession: News

US companies sidestep Huawei export ban

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

US companies are trying to circumnavigate restrictions preventing trade with Huawei. Huawei has recently been placed on an ‘entry list’ ban, preventing goods or parts with US origin being traded with the Chinese tech giant. Huawei has been accused of trying to export Chinese surveillance into Western markets through its current dominance of the emerging…

Government suspends export licenses for weapons sales to Saudi Arabia following court ruling

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

The government has stopped approving the sale of weapons which could be used as part of the war in Yemen. This followed a ruling from the Court of Appeal in favour of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CATT), who have been running a legal campaign against the government for its alleged involvement in the Yemen…

Dual-use goods: Council agrees negotiating mandate

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The EU wants to modernise the current EU regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items. The objective is to further strengthen the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, regional peace, security and stability as well as respect for human rights and international…

Huawei hit by US export controls

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The White House and US Department of Commerce have issued an executive order apparently aimed at banning Chinese tech giant Huawei’s equipment from US networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls which could prevent it from buying semiconductors from US suppliers that are crucial for its production. The US…

Germany plans to block EU plans to stop spyware trade with dictators

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

European online media platform Euractiv.com has reported that EU proposals to establish export restrictions on spyware are being held back by Germany. A recent proposal from EU member states backing the European Commission plans “doesn’t have anything in it that would change the situation on the controls for cyber surveillance goods,” said an EU official…

US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Iran

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The USA has announced further action against Iran by imposing sanctions on its iron, steel, aluminium and copper sectors. Iran, hard hit by US sanctions on its oil sales, face the new restrictions on metal exports, but experts have advised that these may be harder to sanction. President Donald Trump last week imposed sanctions aimed…

Six Chinese entities banned from exporting sensitive US goods

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it banned six Chinese technology entities, one Pakistani firm and five based in the United Arab Emirates from exporting sensitive U.S. technologies and other goods. In a statement, the Commerce Department said four of the Chinese firms, also with offices in Hong Kong, attempted to procure U.S.-origin commodities…

Royal Navy vessel identifies evasion of North Korea sanctions

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

A Royal Navy vessel conducting United Nations sanctions enforcement against North Korea has successfully tracked an illegal transfer at sea. Working alongside Japanese partners, HMS Montrose spotted a North Korean ship in the East China Sea, alongside a ship of unknown nationality. It is assessed that the ships were carrying out a ship-to-ship transfer, which…