Notice to exporters 2018/22: Export Control Order 2008 amended and firearms export guidance note published
Published 14 September 2018
The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has amended the Export Control Order 2008. Changes have been made to Schedules 1, 2 and 3. A guidance note has also been published alongside this notice to exporters.
The new order, The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018 No. 939) comes into force on 14 September 2018. It extends the controls on firearms to include devices capable of being converted to firearms. This follows the UK’s obligation to implement Directive 2017/853, which amends Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons.
The Order also amends parts of schedule 1, 2 and 3 to the 2008 Order to restructure the lists of firearms contained within those schedules in order to better reflect the applicable legislation.
ECJU has also updated the consolidated control list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.