Brexit Update – Transition period

The UK is withdrawing from the European Union on Friday 31st January, entering an 11-month transition period in which trading rules between the UK and the EU will remain the same, while negotiations on a comprehensive trade agreement ensue.

The U.K. Government’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has issued Notice to Exporters 2020/03 on exporting and trading items subject to strategic controls during the Brexit transition period. Current export licensing arrangements will continue to apply until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. The open general export licence (export of dual-use items to EU member states) is not required to export dual-use items to the EU during the transition period.

For more information on the current regulations and requirements, see:

Webinar in February

Board members from the Export Control Profession will be speaking on an Open to Export webinar on 19 February about the transition period and the potential impacts of Brexit. The 1-hour session will cover:

  • What are Export Controls and Licenses?
  • What do exporters need to know about international sanctions?
  • Will you be affected by the 2019 update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items?
  • What impact could Brexit have for UK businesses?
  • The importance of a professional understanding of Export Controls

You can sign up for free at:

You can also watch a recording of the latest Open to Export webinar about ‘What exporters need to know about Brexit in 2020’ here: