Export Control Profession: News

Why UK firms should pay attention to China’s new export control regulation

19th January 2021 |
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Written by Arne Mielken, board member of the IOE&IT Export Control Profession Over the Christmas break the Chinese government unveiled a revised draft of their new ‘Export Control Law’ (ECL) during the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC). This reform did not make the news in Britain and has not even been a major talking point…

Government updates 60 Open General Export Licences ahead of transition period’s end

30th December 2020 |

Businesses exporting controlled goods need to be aware of changes to licensing requirements resulting from the end of the transition period at 11pm on Thursday 31 December 2020, a leading expert has warned. Export licences are required for the movement of many goods internationally, including military products or items which have a possible ‘dual-use’ –…

Export controls in 2021 post-transition

23rd December 2020 |

The Institute of Export & International Trade ran a webinar on 22 December on new Export Control requirements  for when the UK’s transition period for trade with the EU ends on 31 December 2020. In the webinar, Claire Harrison, head of awareness at the Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit, reviews the requirements…

UK ‘dual-use’ exporters face Brexit deadline for new export licence warns law firm.

11th December 2020 |
UK 'dual-use' exporters face Brexit deadline for new export licence

UK exporters of ‘dual-use’ items to EU countries face criminal sanction unless they register in time for an export licence, experts in export controls at international law firm Pinsent Masons have warned in a recent article. Dual-use items are goods, software or technology which can be used for civil and military purposes. As a result,…

Five things we learnt from the ‘Cloud computing and export controls’ webinar yesterday (9 September)

10th September 2020 |
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As with moving goods overseas, transferring information or technology to an international buyer can be counted as an export.  If the information or software being exported is controlled, the sender should be aware of their regulatory requirements and may need an export licence.  In a webinar held this week for the IOE&IT Export Control Profession, expert consultant Richard Tauwhare explained what this means for companies using cloud…

New advice for export control professionals in the UK, India, the US and (soon) on the cloud

7th August 2020 |
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For those working in the field of export control and licences, staying up to date with all the changing laws and regulators’ interpretations of them is essential The IOE&IT’s Export Control Profession keeps members informed about the latest developments through webinars and online guides. Below are four key updates you may find useful or interesting.…

New controls could have ‘significant impact’ on exporters of strategic items to Hong Kong

5th August 2020 |

The government has announced changes to licensing rules for exports to Hong Kong which could make it harder for UK companies to export a wide range of ‘strategic goods’ to the city-state. The changes come after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s announcement to the House of Commons in July that the UK would be extending its…

The importance of understanding export control laws for the UK’s national security merger regime

30th July 2020 |

Export control practitioners have a key role in helping to assess the risk of UK government intervention in transactions involving the acquisition of companies engaged in activities relating to military and dual-use items. In June 2018, the UK’s merger regime was revised to allow the government to scrutinise a wider range of transactions that might…

Understanding DDTC’s new FAQs on Defense Services and US Persons abroad

30th July 2020 |

On 6 January 2020 the US Directorate of Defence Trade Controls issued Frequently Asked Questions on Defense Services and U.S Persons Abroad.  These provide welcome clarity for non-US companies employing US Persons on defense articles or services.  Ed Peartree is Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy at BAE Systems and was previously…

Three documents worth reading to avoid ‘inadvertent non-compliance’

7th July 2020 |

For people involved in export controls, keeping an eye on all the latest regulatory changes and developments is a must. Geopolitical events have a genuine impact on the trade of controlled goods with Roger Arthey, chairman of the IOE&IT’s Export Control Profession, saying it is vital companies have up-to-date knowledge to avoid “inadvertent non-compliance”. Three…