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Export Control Profession: News

On-Demand Trade Compliance Training Launched for Exporters

24th January 2020 |

New on-demand trade compliance training has been launched by the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use (EGADD), and online trade compliance training provider Content Enablers, have partnered to produce new training. The new training is the result of extensive work by EGADD – the UK’s only dedicated national industrial body dealing exclusively with export…

Export Controls Magazine

24th January 2020 |

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. Download PDF…

FBI – Vigilance in International Sales & Export Compliance

16th January 2020 |

 Above is a short film originally posted on the FBI website ‘recounting a true story that illustrates the need for vigilance in international sales and export compliance’. The video shows a dramatic re-enactment of the sale of carbon fibre by a US manufacturer to a company in the US called Barton Exports. Barton Exports…

Dangerous Goods Regulations

15th January 2020 |

This article, from Alan Walsh (Compliance Engineer, Renishaw plc), was originally published in the Spring 2019 edition of World Trade Matters (pages 58-59). The Dangerous Goods Regulations The increase in popularity of electronic devices powered by lithium batteries has raised public awareness of the dangerous goods regulations, whether it is a checklist at the post…

British Museum Saves Nainsukh Of Guler’s Masterpiece From Export

8th January 2020 |

‘The Trumpeters’ – a masterpiece by Nainsukh of Guler, one of India’s greatest painters – will remain in the UK after its exportation had been deferred by government, with the British Museum since buying it. The license for the export of the work was blocked in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture,…

New rules released on End-to-End Encryption

2nd January 2020 |

The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has published an interim final rule (currently open for public comments). This rule is clarifying that certain transfers of encrypted technical data are not exports, reexports, or retransfers subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Torres Law released an alert on 18th November 2019 regarding…

The Wassenaar Arrangement has issued a statement

17th December 2019 |

The Chair of BExA’s Customs & Export Licensing (CEL) sub-Committee has advised members of some of the key points that were issued in the statement by the Plenary Chair on 2019 outcomes and 2020 aims for conventional arms & dual-use goods and technologies. “new export controls in a number of areas, such as cyber-warfare software,…

Wassenaar Targets Cyber-Warfare Systems, Communications Surveillance with New Rules

13th December 2019 |

– Military-grade offensive cyber-warfare technologies given increased controls through addition to military list – Addition of offensive cyber-warfare technologies comes after significant concerns raised by private sector over impact on vulnerability assessments. The multilateral export control organisation, the Wassenaar Arrangement, held its annual plenary meeting of member states on 4-5 December, and launched new export…

EU to develop a Magnitsky-style legislation

13th December 2019 |

Discussions for the EU to develop a Magnitsky-style legislation has been in talks since mid 2018 and is now underway. The Magnitsky Act was enacted by the Obama Administration, authorizing the U.S. Government to sanction human rights offenders. It is named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax lawyer. Magnitsky uncovered tax fraud on a vast-scale…

US Government Investigates Transfer of MRAPs in Yemeni Conflict

10th December 2019 |

The US government is investigating findings that American-made weaponry is being used by rebel fighters and separatist militia in Yemen. A joint State-Pentagon visit to the UAE was carried out in September to check the use of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) sold by the USA. CNN has been conducting an ongoing investigation into its…