Export Controls Magazine

The Winter 2019 edition of World Trade Matters included a supplement about Export Controls for the first time.

You can now read the ‘Export Controls Magazine’ online and below you can read the foreword from Roger Arthey, the Chairman of the Export Control Profession Board at the Institute of Export & International Trade.

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Foreword to the first Export Controls Magazine

Six months after the launch of the Export Control Profession, I would like to welcome all new members and to encourage those who have yet to join the only professional body in the UK specially for export control personnel.  I have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have had from business leaders and export control practitioners and look forward to developing the services we offer to meet the needs of our members.

Our overall objective is to promote professional development and professional recognition of export control specialists.  We will achieve this by supporting and representing the export control profession, promoting compliance with export controls and trade sanctions in the UK and globally, and providing Members with essential resources, professional points of contact and learning support.

The responsibilities that export control staff have for compliance are wide and varied; in this supplement you will find articles that reflect some of the complexity of trade compliance.

  • Alexandra Turner of Customs Connect has identified 10 Common Mistakes in trade control compliance.  We serialise the first two of these in this issue.
  • The recent monetary penalty imposed on Telia Carrier UK demonstrates that Trade sanctions require close attention to ensure compliance.
  • How control professionals can stay up-to-date and informed through our Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • We report on the annual update of the EU Dual-Use List.
  • Diane West of BAE Systems tells us about herself and her job as UK Controls Lead Practitioner.