Export Controls Organisation - 3 Recent Notices

The Export Control Organisation (ECO), part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has issued three new Notice to Exporters which provide an important update to all exporters about republication of the Control Lists and certain specified Open General Export Licences (OGELs).


Notice to Exporters 2012/25 advises all exporters that the "UK Strategic Export Control Lists: the consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation" has now been updated as of 15 June 2012. This follows the coming into force 30 days after publication of Council Regulation (EU) No 388/2012 which amends Annex I of the EU Dual-Use Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009).

All exporters of controlled goods now need to refer to the revised list published on 15 June when determining if they need to apply for an export licence for military or dual-use items issued by the ECO.


Notice to Exporters 2012/26 advises all exporters of the republication of certain dual-use and transhipment OGELs. If you are currently registered as holding any of the specified licences, you need to ensure that you take appropriate action (such as de-registering from the licence if necessary) as explained in further detail in the body of the Notice.


Notice to Exporters 2012/27 refers to the news that the European Union has imposed new sanctions on Syria via Council Regulation (EU) No 509/2012. The sanctions came into force on 17 June 2012.

The sanctions measures include new prohibitions on the sale, supply, transfer or export of certain dual-use items and chemicals (such as protection and detection equipment and reaction vessels). There is also a licensing requirement on the sale, supply, transfer or export of certain dual use items that might be used for internal repression.

Prohibited items to Syria also include listed luxury goods (such as caviar, truffles, cigars, wines, spirits, leather goods, table and glassware, clocks, watches and luxury vehicles).
If you trade with Syria in any of the prohibited or licensable items you should take time to inform yourself of these sanctions and take steps to comply with the restrictions.


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