Export Control Profession: News

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

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…