Notice to exporters 2018/15: control list classification service to return on 25 June
Published 21 June 2018
The export control joint unit (ECJU) will reintroduce the control list classification advisory service at 9:30am on 25 June 2018. The service has been suspended since June 2014 for operational reasons.
Please limit each enquiry to a maximum of 4 items and do not submit multiple enquiries. We want to allow all enquirers equal access to the service.
We recommend you carefully consider the items against export control legislation before submitting an enquiry. Try to self assess using the resources available on GOV.UK.
If after such research, our assistance through this SPIRE service is still required, please provide details of any analysis that you have made of whether or not your items are listed on the control lists. Please also provide all relevant technical details. The efficiency of the service depends on the accuracy of the information you provide.
Update to the service
Assessments against goods within sanction lists will not be available. So, if you wish to export to a country with restrictive measures (sanctions) legislation in force, please consider the legislation carefully, seeking independent legal advice as required.
Please note that any guidance from the control list classification advisory service is based solely on the information presented as part of the enquiry. No further research is conducted by our advisers.
Use of the control list classification service does not absolve exporters from their legal obligations under the UK’s export control legislation.