Introduction to Export Controls Webinar

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 members from the Institute of Export & International Trade’s recently launched Export Control Profession join members from the Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit to discuss what businesses need to know about Export Controls and Licenses to ensure they are exporting compliantly.

It covers:

  • 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

Useful resources

For general information about the Export Controls Joint Unit, please visit:

For more information about the controls regulation during the Transition period, please review the following links:

You can also read the latest Notice to Exporters about the Transition from the ECJU here.

Online tools:

SPIRE – The online export licensing system

OGEL and Goods Checker Tools

Join the Export Control Profession

The new Export Control Profession seeks to enable and promote excellence in compliance with export and import control, and trade sanction regulations. Its membership body will represent Export Control Professionals and provide them with essential resources, professional points of contact and learning support.

Members will be able to:

  • Obtain professional recognition of their knowledge and competence through designatory letters, which will only be accredited to those with sufficient experience and qualifications;
  • Gain professional and career development through a combination of qualifications and a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme;
  • Enter a support network through which they can connect and share information with other compliance professionals, both home and abroad;
  • Access regular bulletins with the latest local, national and international developments in the industry.

Employers will also be able to access the profession through their membership of the IOE&IT, ensuring the competence and knowledge of their staff through the qualifications and CPD programme, thereby reducing their risks of non-compliance and the associated costs of fines and other sanctions.  Further, through the new body they will gain access to a pool of accredited export control specialists – a valuable recruitment resource.

Backed by the Institute of Export & International Trade

Open to Export webinars are powered by the Institute of Export & International Trade – the UK’s only professional body representing international trade, recognised by the World Trade Organisation and the International Chamber of Commerce as a ‘Small Business Champion’.

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