Export Control Profession: News

Updates to the EU export control regime – webinar recording and slides

26th May 2021 |
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The new EU dual-use regulation is due to come into force this summer, bringing in new EU autonomous controls, new and updated control parameters and other important clarifications. Businesses trading or participating in supply chains involving dual-use goods in the EU will need to understand what these new rules mean to ensure future trade is…

New EU dual-use control rules to be explained in free webinar next week

21st May 2021 |
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The EU has adopted what it describes as “modernising” new rules on the export of dual-use items, saying they will help prevent human rights abuses. The EU Council formally upgraded its control legislation on 10 May and the new rules will enter into force 90 days after the European parliament and council formally sign it.…

Four stories export control professionals need to read this summer – including the new Indian dual-use list

19th May 2021 |

Staying abreast of government notices, rule changes and penalties given to peers is part and parcel of the daily life of an export control professional. Here the IOE&IT Daily Update rounds up four important recent developments that anyone involved in export controls, licences and sanctions should know about this summer: 1) Multinationals should review India’s…

Fine for Italian gas boiler component producer shows risks of non-compliance with US control and sanctions rules

18th May 2021 |

A recent fine imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the US demonstrated the dangers of disregarding US regulations when handling US-controlled items. Italian business Nordgas S.r.l. has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of the US Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). The US…

German software firm SAP SE show the benefits of self-disclosure with reduced penalties for US control breaches

18th May 2021 |
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German software company SAP SE has become the first company to benefit from a US Justice Department programme that encourages companies to self-report criminal export violations in exchange for leniency. The firm disclosed that it violated export and sanctions laws related to Iran. It agreed to help US agencies conduct further investigations, the US Justice…

Academic institutions warned to read new government guidance or ‘face penalties’ for accidentally breaching export control rules

18th May 2021 |
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The below article has been contributed by the board of the Institute of Export & International Trade’s Export Control Profession and has been described as “essential reading for universities and academic institutions” by Roger Arthey, the board’s chair. The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) of the UK’s Department for International Trade has published new guidance…

Software and technology under the Indian export control regime

18th May 2021 |

This article covers the implications of updates to India’s classification of dual-use goods, particularly for the software and technology sectors. It was contributed to the Export Control Profession by Kumar Visalaksh, partner at the Economic Laws Practice, and Divya Jeswant, a counsel associated with the firm. Kumar can be reached at [email protected] The views expressed…

Government updates guidance on military and dual-use technology: ‘essential reading’

18th March 2021 |

The government has today (18 March) issued consolidated guidance on rules for exporting military and dual-use technology around the world. The guidance has been published by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU), which administers the UK’s system of export controls and licensing for military and dual-use items. Roger Arthey, chair of the Export Control Profession…

Export control rule changes in the US, China and UK you may have missed so far this year

1st March 2021 |

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. Here are three important developments to have taken place already this year. Flurry of activity from outgoing Trump administration In the last few days of President Trump’s tenure in the…

China introduces a new blocking law to combat US extraterritoriality

1st March 2021 |
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The Chinese government has enacted new “blocking” rules to counteract the extraterritorial application of certain foreign laws that it considers unjustifiable. Edward J. Krauland and Bo Yue of Steptoe International Law Advisory[1] stated: “On January 9, 2021, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued its No. 1 order of 2021— the Rules on Counteracting Unjustified Extraterritorial…