Export Control Profession: News

DIT classes export licensing as a ‘business critical operation’ during COVID-19 crisis

23rd March 2020 |

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is continuing to handle applications for export licences through the COVID-19 crisis. ECJU is part of the Department for International Trade (DIT), which has identified the processing of export licence applications as a “business critical operation” during the virus disruption. Last week, ECJU issued two notices to exporters on…

Webinar – Open General Licences

11th March 2020 |

The Department of International Trade have introduced a new webinar which will go live on Monday 16th March 2020 at 11.00am. This webinar is being offered to exporters of strategically controlled defence and dual use items, who need further information on the recent amendments and new open general licences. If you are registered – or…

Enhance your Export Control Career with CPD

24th February 2020 |

One of the key objectives of the Export Control Profession (ECP) is to support and encourage the professional development of export control specialists.  An important tool to achieve this is the Continuing Professional Development programme administered by the Institute of Export and International Trade.  This gives members of the Profession a unique opportunity to manage…

Introduction to Export Controls Webinar

20th February 2020 |

Rising geopolitical tensions, devastating conflicts and an ever-changing regulatory landscape mean UK businesses need to strive towards compliance in international trade. A failure to do so will have severe moral implications for exporters from the UK, who could also risk hefty fines, loss of reputation, debarment and the loss of business. In this webinar, board…

Export Controls and The Cloud: US rules clarified but the EU’s remain obscure

13th February 2020 |

The use of cloud computing services is increasingly becoming a part of everyday business practice, particularly to store, back-up, share and to access data remotely. But those whose data is subject to export controls have to be wary of using such services. They risk breaking the law by inadvertently sending controlled technology out of the…

Changes to ECJU

11th February 2020 |

The Department of International Trade has announced that The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has with immediate effect, amended its inspection process regarding the use of open licences and electronic standard individual export licences (SIELs). Read more about this important development: Notice to Exporters 2020/04 For general export control queries please contact our Helpline on 020…

Export Controls Webinar

4th February 2020 |

Rising geopolitical tensions, devastating conflicts and an ever-changing regulatory landscape mean UK businesses need to strive towards compliance in international trade. A failure to do so will have severe moral implications for exporters from the UK, who could also risk hefty fines, loss of reputation, debarment and the loss of business. In a free-to-attend Open…

Brexit Update – Transition period

30th January 2020 |

The UK is withdrawing from the European Union on Friday 31st January, entering an 11-month transition period in which trading rules between the UK and the EU will remain the same, while negotiations on a comprehensive trade agreement ensue. The U.K. Government’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has issued Notice to Exporters 2020/03 on exporting and trading…

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…