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Strategic goods and export licences

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If your business is exporting or importing goods, you'll need to check if you need a licence. You may need a licence even if you are only exporting or importing goods temporarily e.g. taking a sample to an exhibition.


There are sectors that are clearly subject to these export control laws, including military/paramilitary goods, technology, arms and ammunition. But there are some products that could be deemed 'Dual-Use' and the requirements may not be so clear. Goods in the following sectors fall under this category:

Nuclear materials, facilities and equipment
Special materials and related equipment
Materials processing
Telecommunications and "information security"
Sensors and lasers
Navigation and avionics
Aerospace and Propulsion

So if you think your business could be affected by export control laws, this short breakfast seminar will help you understand your responsibilities, and take the necessary steps to protect your international business.


Background to UK Export Controls - explaining the controls, the legislation (UK and EU), the goods and technology that are controlled, types of activities that are controlled, the key Control Lists, the main activities and end use controls.

Types of export licences available to exporters, the differences between them, the problems Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) experience when handling licence applications, the licencing process and the Criteria we have to follow in considering export licences.

Compliance - why the ECJU visit companies who use open licences, explain what to expect, the problems we come across on such visits and guidance on best practice and penalties that could be imposed.

Open Export Licence Exercise's - Attendees get opportunity to look at various scenarios and consider whether a particular open export licence could be used or not (getting used to using open export licences).

Concluding Remarks and Open Q&A session.

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.

Dorset Chamber Member £25+VAT
Non-Member £50+VAT

Key speaker: Gareth Maybury
Co-ordinator: Rob Booth
Type: Course
Start: Friday 28 Sep 2018
Time: 08:30 - 11:30

Steele Raymond LLP
Richmond Point
43 Richmond Hill
BH2 6LR [View map]

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