The London Export Control Symposium will take place on Thursday 30 May at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge.

The Symposium will comprise:

  • plenary session in the morning – trading in a changing world

  • launch of the Export Control Profession

  • specialist workshops including help with market risks, HM Revenue and Customs and US Export Controls.  You will be able to register for workshops on booking.

  • networking ‘village’ where delegates can talk to export control advisors from across government

Cost: £150.00 per delegate (VAT included).  Payment will be sought after the event or can be made on the day.

Lunch and refreshments provided


Export Control Symposium

Mr. Watchlist’s professional persona will be at the Dow Jones booth at the ACAMS spring conference (the official title would give me carpal tunnel if I typed it all) this Monday through Wednesday. As usual, it’s being held at the Diplomat resort hotel (it’s a Hilton – yay!) in Hollywood, Florida. Come say hi and we can chat about sanctions till the cows come home (although I’m not sure there are any cows down by Fort Lauderdale).

The webinar Export Controls and EU Exit, first broadcast on 1 March 2019, is now available online. 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, dual use items from the UK to the EU will require a licence. An Open General Export Licence has been created for this purpose.

The webinar was designed to assist UK companies to understand the status of EU General Export Authorisations and the recently published OGEL.

Access the webinar (password: QspZjM3B)

To access this Webinar you will need to either have ‘Webex’ installed on your machine or an ‘ARF’ file-type player, such as the one provided at the link.


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The next Export Control Symposium will take place in London on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Export Control Symposia organised by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) have become very popular over the last few years, and there are now two events each year.

On 30 May the event will, as usual, commence with a plenary session covering a range of topics. There will also be the customary workshops on key issues relating to the export control of strategic goods.

PLEASE NOTE – registration is not open yet. Another group email will follow with links to the agenda and invitation. But please mark the date, 30 May, in your diary if you wish to attend. 

The venue will be Park Plaza Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT


For general export control queries please contact our Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email:


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Places are still available for export control training courses in Plymouth, Devon, during February 2019. These include:

• Intermediate Seminar, Wednesday 13 February (all day)

• Foundation Workshop (morning) Licences Workshop (afternoon), Thursday 14 February

These courses will take place at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth.

For full details and how to book a place, see the current export control training bulletin:

Export control training bulletin, January to March 2019


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


Business Awareness Unit  Export Control Joint Unit