Export Control Profession: News

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…

Prime minister extols ‘scrupulous’ UK checks on exports of riot gear to US

4th June 2020 |

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that export licences for British-made riot gear destined for US security forces are subject to a “scrupulous” system of checks to ensure the items are not misused. Johnson made the remarks in parliament yesterday (Wednesday 3 June) after opposition parties urged the government to suspend the issuing of export…

White House tightens screw on Huawei and potential implications for UK exporters

21st May 2020 |
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Tightening US export controls, designed to limit Chinese tech giant Huawei’s penetration into western markets, could reshape global tech supply chains, according to industry analysts. Last year the US blacklisted Huawei, preventing US exporters from directly selling to them without a licence. The US is trying to control Huawei as the Chinese firm attempts to…

Updated licensing requirements from the ECJU

30th April 2020 |

The UK’s ECJU has updated its guidance on licensing requirements and restrictions for trade control and the export of controlled military goods, software and technology and controlled dual-use items, software and technology, goods for torture and radioactive sources. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-controls-military-goods-software-and-technology https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-controls-dual-use-items-software-and-technology-goods-for-torture-and-radioactive-sources.

Export Compliance Manager Magazine Introductory Offer

30th April 2020 |

Export Compliance Manager is a new journal from the publisher of World Export Control Review (WorldECR), addressing smart practice in day-to-day export compliance.  Subscription rates are tailored to the size of your business and the number of readers.  Issue 2, out now, features articles on: Compliance budgets Compliance in the time of Covid-19 Role of technology…

ITC’s Trade Measures in Response to Covid-19

6th April 2020 |

  The International Trade Centre (ITC), a development agency dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is regularly updating their Market Access Map tracking temporary trade measures in response to Covid-19. Please click here for live updates: https://macmap.org/en/covid19