Tag Archives: export control

UK Government Launches Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU)

As an integral part of the UK government’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Export Control Joint Unit began operating on 18 July. The ECJU brings together staff and resources from the Export Control organisation, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence to promote global security through strategic export controls and … Continue Reading

Export Control Organisation (ECO) Amends Two Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

The UK’s ECO has updated two of its OGELs: the Military Goods: Collaborative Project Typhoon licence and the International Non-Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items licence. The former licence has been updated to add Kuwait to the list of authorised destinations for the export of military goods for the maintenance of Typhoon aircraft. The latter licence has been updated to remove … Continue Reading

Export Control Reform Continues Through Changes to Key Terms

In June, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published companion rules to harmonize the definitions of key terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the ITAR, respectively. The terms affected by the rulemaking include such fundamental concepts in export controls as “export”, “reexport”, “release”, “transfer” … Continue Reading