Export Control Profession: News

Use of incorrect licence references in customs documentation is delaying exports – and other key updates for control professionals

1st July 2021 |
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Businesses trading military or dual-use items need to stay abreast of the latest rule changes both home and abroad. They need to do this while ensuring their compliance processes are up-to-date and that the information they submit in customs documentation, relating to their export licences, is accurate. Here the IOE&IT Daily Update rounds up some…

Incorrect export licence references on commercial documentation cause delays to exports from the UK

16th June 2021 |

The government’s export control department has issued new advice to traders explaining how to avoid delays when exporting controlled dual-use items from the UK. The Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit often shares advice and updates about relevant rule changes via its ‘Notice to Exporters’ bulletin. ‘Be careful’ HMRC has advised the ECJU…

China introduces new ‘blocking’ law to combat US extraterritoriality in possible ‘point of contention’ between the world powers

16th June 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 – a move that may prove to be a “new point of contention” in US-China relations, according to experts. China and the US have in recent years strengthened control regulations to restrict the trade…

Government notifies traders of amended export licences and new controls on munitions

16th June 2021 |

The UK government department overseeing the implementation of export control rules has issued multiple notices in recent weeks indicating licensing and control list changes that could affect a wide range of companies exporting dual-use or military items. The Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) regularly releases ‘Notices to Exporters’ about regulatory developments…

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…