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Introduction to export controls

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There are strategic controls on exported products to ensure the UK government is meeting its international obligations to prevent their misuse. The measures are not only dictated by the product itself, but the destination, specific information related to its use and embargoes agreed by international bodies.

If your business is considering exporting or importing goods, you'll need to check if you need a licence. Moving controlled goods without the right licence is a criminal offence. This can include both goods and technology/information or the "intangibles".
Many companies export products which are included on the UK Strategic Goods Lists.

The following sectors can often be subject to these measures:

Machinery/Electrical, Mineral products, Chemicals, Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Precision instruments, Plastics / Rubbers, Aerospace, Marine, Information Services, Footwear / headgear, Fabrication, IT & Communications, Optics, R&D services, Oil and gas, Nuclear, Automotive and Knowledge transfer.

Whether you need a licence can also depend on where the goods are coming from. You may need a licence even if you are only exporting or importing goods temporarily - e.g. taking a sample to an exhibition or demonstrations. If you are going to declare the goods are not subject to export controls, you must be able to demonstrate you've done your due diligence.

This half-day course gives an overview of the procedures/documentation required to become familiar with the controls process. This course should serve as a starting point for any new exporter or member of staff who find themselves involved in exports. Formal training provided by the Export Control Organisation will follow should you need licencing.

Many commercial or sales staff will never apply for an export licence but they still require some familiarisation of the procedures/processes required to be fully compliant with the law. If you are trading with the USA, this course will be especially helpful in highlighting the potential problems businesses can face if they get on the wrong side of US export control laws.

Key topics:
UK Strategic Goods Lists, embargoes, current UK export control legislation, BIS/SPIRE, US export controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Who should attend?
All staff involved in international trade transactions including administrators, sales, purchasing, finance, shipping/logistics, compliance and service industries (freight forwarders, legal and financial services).

In the event of a booking being cancelled prior to the scheduled course date, the following charges will apply:

30+ days notice = 25%
14-30 days notice = 50%
<14 days notice = 100%

Bookings can be transferred to a later date but will incur a £10 admin fee.

Member Price £75+VAT, Non-Member Price £100+VAT

Event Location

Lower Ground Floor, Chamber House
Acorn Office Park
Ling Road

Event Cost

Members: £75, Non-Members: £100

Event Date & Time

08/05/2018, 13:15 - 16:30
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