Every exporter must be aware of and understand Export Control Regulations. Failure to comply with regulations can have serious consequences for companies and individuals. The current regulations are made under The Export Control Act 2002 which came into force on May 1st 2004. Secondary legislation made under the Act also came into force at the same time, replacing previous legislation and imposing a new and wider range of Export Controls.
Broadly, the current Regulations apply Export Controls upon the following categories of equipment and uses: –
- Military Goods
- Goods for Military End-Use
- Nuclear Goods
- Certain Dual-Use Goods (Commercial and/or Military)
- Goods for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and missile delivery systems
- Transfers of technology and software for military goods by electronic means
- Transfers of technology by any means in connection with a WMD programme
- Technical assistance in connection with a WMD programme
- Trade (trafficking and brokering) in military, paramilitary and certain other goods between countries outside the UK.
Although Export Controls only affect approximately 5% of all UK Exports, every Exporter must not just only be aware of the Controls but also ensure they have in place appropriate systems and procedures to ensure they are fully compliant with the Regulations.
Below are just some of the areas where Keith Johnson Consulting can help with Export Control Compliance:
- Training and awareness
- Development of systems and procedures
- Compliance audits
- Preparation of Export Licence applications
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