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UK Suspends Arms Exports to Turkey

The UK has reportedly suspended the granting of arms export licenses for Turkey in relation to weapons that could potentially be used for military operations in Syria. The suspension follows British ministers ordering a full review into Turkish arms licenses. Liz Truss, the UK’s International Trade Secretary, commented that the International Trade Department “will take into account any developments in the … Continue Reading

ECJU Amends Export Control Order 2008 and Publishes Firearms Export Guidance

The export control joint unit (ECJU) has amended the Export Control Order 2008 with effect from September 14, 2018. The new Order extends the controls on firearms to include devices capable of being converted to firearms. The ECJU has also updated the consolidated control list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorization. The additional devices include the … Continue Reading

European Commission Starts Consultations on Its Guidelines for “Specially Designed for Military Use” Under the Transfer Directive

Directive 2009/43/EC (so-called the “Transfer Directive”) regulates terms and conditions of the transfer of defense-related products within the EU. According to the Transfer Directive, products are subject to licensing requirements to the extent they are “specially designed for military use”. The European Commission, in close cooperation with member states, has undertaken an initiative to clarify the scope of the term “specially designed … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton Corporation

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Sparton Corporation (US) Value:  Approx. US$234.8 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing… Continue Reading

Likely Clearance of CFIUS Filing: Perusa Partners Fund 2/SSP MEP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG and Schroth Businesses from TransDigm Group

Status:  Likely Clearance   Acquirer:  Perusa Partners Fund 2, L.P. (Guernsey); SSP MEP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) Acquired:  Schroth businesses from TransDigm Group Inc. (US) Value:  Approximately US$90 million Industry:  Aerospace… Continue Reading

US Export Control Reform: Potential Impact to Existing TAAs and MLAs

Due to the US Export Control Reform, all Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs) containing USML Category XI transitioning items approved before the transitioning date of December 30, 2014 may expire at the end of 2017. Now is the time to review all of your active TAAs and MLAs. We explain the … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Revokes Six Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

On 5 April 2017, the ECO revoked the following OGELs, including: Exports of military goods, software and technology (new OGEL for Military Goods, Software and Technology) Exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation treaty (new OGEL for Exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty) Exports of military goods, software or technology to a government … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Publishes New Guidance on Using SPIRE

On 9 January 2017, the ECO published new guidance on how to use SPIRE to get an export licence. The guidance sets out the various steps required for completion before exports can use SPIRE. These steps include registering and having available: the EORI number; the export control classification of the items in question; the supporting … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Updates Sixteen Open Licences

The UK ECO has published a notice that it has updated and amended 16 open licences including 13 open general export licences (OGELs), two open general transshipment licences (OGTLs) and an open general trade control licence (OGTCL). The reason for the change is due to a planned update to the Military List to reflect the … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: “The ITAR Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK – 12-14 June 2017

Squire Patton Boggs’ Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Industry Group will co-host the three-day ITAR and EAR workshop sessions, popularly known as “The ITAR Virus EARvolves!“, with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd. This year marks the 10th anniversary of these annual workshops, as the ITAR and the EAR continue to evolve. The 2017 conference will … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Issues Two New Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

Exporters with these licences will now be able to export unpopulated printed circuit boards and wiring harnesses, connectors and fasteners and related components for military and dual-use goods. Exports to several countries, including Russia, Iran, North Korea and China, are not covered. However, both licences will still attract the standard OGEL obligations; exporters must register to use the licences, … Continue Reading

Ukraine Imposes Economic Sanctions Against Aggressors in Crimea

On 16 September 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed Decree No. 549/2015 issuing new economic sanctions targeting persons and entities supporting Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggressions in the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine. The decree, which is effective for one year, applies sanctions against 388 individuals and more than 105 entities, the preponderance being … Continue Reading

Russia, and the Situation in Ukraine, Crimea and Sevastopol

Montenegro and Albania both aligned themselves with the Decisions of the Council to extend the sanctions in place in response to the “illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol” and in respect of the situation in Ukraine. EFTA countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, have followed suit and extended their own sanctions regimes to match the extended … Continue Reading
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