Book now for ECO export control symposium in Coventry October 26th

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Following the success of the Export Control Symposium in London earlier this year, the Export Control Joint Unit in the Department for International Trade has arranged a further one-day symposium focusing on requirements for export controls and guidance on when licences are required. 

The event, which will feature a range of government and industry speakers, will be held at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry on Thursday 26 October 2017.

The Export Control Joint Unit is working with the Midlands Aerospace Alliance; Aerospace Wales, the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, the North West Aerospace Alliance and the West of England Aerospace Forum to arrange this event.

You can book your place now at £75 per delegate — priced to cover costs.



Registration will be open from 8.30am


Morning plenary session covering:


Global Trading Opportunities (Contracts for primes and the supply chain; Selling to UK MOD; Help for exporters)


Export Controls (Background on controlled Items; how political factors bring exports under control; exhibiting and promotion of controlled items; how to apply for the right licence)


Compliance and permissions (MOD clearances; compliance with open licencesenforcement; shipping and documentation)


Risks and Influences on UK Exports (policy developments; due diligence; financial sanctions; getting paid; US controls)     


Afternoon workshops: Choose three on the day




MOD Security Procedures Linked to Export Controls 


Export Control Joint Unit MOD Form 680 team

·       overview of MOD Form 680 procedure

·       overview of security grading and exhibition clearances

·       facility security clearance checks for accessing industry sites

Due Diligence and Licensing


Export Control Joint Unit FCO team,

Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation, 

UK Export Finance


·       export licence criteria 

·       due diligence scenarios and

        customer journey for licence  

        applications, including: 

risks of end use

impact of economic and financial sanctions

services available to manage   risk     

Licences, including use of open licences and transfer of technology 

Export Control Joint Unit Licensing and Compliance team  

·      most relevant licence to use for :

     o the export of controlled items and software to an overseas country      

transfer of technology

·        how to make a licence application

US export controls Beginners


ADS Group

·       presentation on US export control reforms

 relevance of ITAR & EAR to UK exporters    

o   terminology used

o   key challenges 




There will be opportunities throughout the day for questions and networking with the experts.


The Symposium will close at 5pm.


For more information about training events and export control guidance

For general export control queries please contact the ECO Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or

ECO Business Awareness Unit Export Control Joint Unit


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