UK & EU Export Controls e-Seminar

e-Seminar for Companies Located in the US and outside of the US

eSeminar, anyplace, anywhere, anytime

Now you can learn at your own pace, when you have time from your your home office or at work.

This training is on a USB drive and combines video of recognized expert in UK and EU export controls, Elizabeth Carter, alongside PowerPoint presentations. Take this training wherever you need to go--no internet access required!

What You Need to Know about UK/EU Export Controls - No Matter Where You Are

If you are exporting from the UK, compliance with UK and EU export controls is a critical priority. If you are not in the UK but you deal with key business partners or affiliates in the UK, having a solid understanding of UK export controls will put you in a better position to make sound business and compliance decisions when you deal with the UK. If you do not have time or money to travel to a live seminar somewhere in the UK, this e-Seminar is just what you need.

This e-Seminar provides practical guidance on the UK and EU export regulations. We won’t waste your time with legal mumbo jumbo and export control theory. Instead, we use countless practical examples to show how UK export controls work in the real world. We will clearly identify the compliance and business issues UK controls present for UK exporters and non-UK companies that deal with the UK. Throughout our practical training, we will use many hands-on practice exercises to give you a chance to validate that you understand the key issues. While the training is UK-focused, we will also present the key EU export control issues that everybody needs to understand.

Who will benefit from this training?

Companies Located Inside the UK: It is imperative that UK businesses understand how export controls impact their day to day activities. Export controls directly impact product development, travel, and working with foreign nationals, failure to comply with the complex regulations can result in monetary fines and denial of export privileges.

Companies Located Outside of the UK: If you do business, have affiliates, or partners in the United Kingdom, or are looking to partner with a UK company on a key business venture, understanding how UK export controls impact your activities can give you an important advantage when it comes to both strategic business and compliance decisions and day-to-day business activities.

The UK Government makes routine, “friendly” visits to UK exporters to check on the health of their compliance programs. It is certainly better to have best practices in place before the visit than to quickly implement as a result of government recommendations after the visit. Elizabeth Carter, a recognized expert in UK and EU export controls, brings her 35 plus years of experience to this training both to explain the rules and to deliver key insights on export compliance best practices. Ms. Carter doesn’t just gloss over the rules and give you a list of things to learn-she will use practical examples and exercises to teach you how the rules actually work and show you the business and compliance issues the rules create.

This e-Seminar includes:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Comprehensive searchable PDF manual
  • 8 hours of comprehensive training broken down into modules that can be started and stopped at anytime


Elizabeth Carter
Managing Director - Import & Export Solutions

Elizabeth Carter, MD of Import and Export Solutions, has been working in International Trade for over 30 years. She has worked with numerous companies and dealt with a variety of products and markets and specialises in: Troubleshooting, Military and Civil Aircraft Controls, US re-export controls and Letters of Credit.

In her early career, Elizabeth worked in banking, moved on to an exporter of garden tools followed by an electronics importer and then to several bonded warehouses. She dealt with sales administration, accounts, shipping, import regimes and all related documentation whilst studying international law at evening classes.

Prior to becoming a Graduate Member of the Institute of Export, Elizabeth decided to become self-employed in 1982 offering ‘Shipping Office Services’. She also dabbled in importing silk underwear to sell by mail order and invested in FLIC (Forwarders Local Import Control), a computer link to Birmingham Containerbase for import clearances. In 1990 she started to employ staff and formed a limited company in 1997. She is therefore able to draw upon her own personal experience of running a small business and dealing with all of the challenges this brings, when relating to clients.

Elizabeth has utilised all of this knowledge to deliver solutions to industry that meet the needs of all departments, from the induction of a new employee through to the boardroom where vital decisions are made. Elizabeth is a recognised trainer in this field and works closely with many high profile organisations.

In preparation for amended legislation in 2004, Elizabeth worked with Rolls-Royce to create the first computer-based training courses covering Export Control. She negotiated the intellectual property rights to the software and successfully marketed and sold the solution to industry prior to the idea being developed by Cranfield University. She has also made awareness presentations at Farnborough Air Show and is a regular speaker at the annual Global Trade Conference.

Elizabeth has been an executive member of EGAD (Export Group for Aerospace and Defence) and served on sub-committees with H.M.Revenue & Customs and NGOs drafting out Arms Control Regulations with an emphasis on small weapons and torture equipment. Oxfam’s representative introduced Elizabeth to the political activist / comedian Mark Thomas who made a Channel 4 Despatches programme about After School Clubs – Arms Dealers. Elizabeth assisted with the movement and delivery of the items used in the programme i.e. ‘sting stick’ and ‘stone thrower’. The programme was used to demonstrate loop-holes in the then regulations and enabled The Home Office to change their guidelines on offensive weapons.

Elizabeth is an enthusiastic professional who enjoys a challenge!

UK & EU Export Controls Modules

Background to the Controls

  • History of export controls
  • Basic principles
  • How the EU functions

Military List Goods & Technology
  • Basic principles
  • Finding your way around the control list
  • Interpreting the classification numbers

EU Dual-Use List Goods & Technology
  • Structure of the control list
  • Terminology
  • Annex IV
  • Interpreting the classification numbers

ECO – Export Control Organisation
  • Link to website
  • Registering for updates
  • Navigating the information
  • Types of licences and where to find more information

Getting Started
  • Organising your company structure
  • Useful publications
  • How to start a product matrix
  • Thought process – do you need a licence

UK Military Goods Exports 
  • Structure of country lists
  • Types of licences available with weblinks
  • OGEL checker
  • Conditions of use
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Practical guidance for OGEL Military Goods, Software & Technology
    •  - Understanding the conditions
    •  - Consignee undertaking
    •  - Shipment exercises
  • Practical guidance for OGEL Military Goods, Software & Technology Govt or NATO end-use
    •  - Understanding the conditions
    •  - End-user information
    •  - Shipment exercises
  • Practical guidance for OGEL Export After Repair/replacement under warranty:Military Goods
    •  - Understanding the conditions
    •  - Documentation requirements
    •  - Shipments exercises
    •  - Audit requirements
  • Practical guidance for OGEL Export For Repair/replacement under warranty:Military Goods
    •  - Understanding the conditions
    •  - Documentation requirements
    •  - Shipments exercises
    •  - Audit requirements
  • Practical guidance for SIEL
    •  - Types of End-user undertakings
  • Practical guidance for OIEL
    •  - Annual end-user undertakings

Technology Exports
  • Definitions and terminology
  • When is an export licence not required
  • OGEL Technology Military Goods
    •  - Understanding the conditions
    •  - Records required
    •  - Audit requirements
  • OGEL Access Overseas
    •  - Business travel
    •  - Password protected websites
    •  - Records required for audit
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction control
  • Academics and research considerations

Trade Controls
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Trade control categories
  • Exhibitions and trade shows
  • Types of licences available

Transhipment Control
  • Definition
  • Transhipment categories
  • Types of licences available

EU Dual-Use Exports
  • Structure of the control list
  • International non-proliferation regime members
  • How to move controlled goods around the EU
  • How to move controlled goods outside the EU
  • EU General Export Authorisations
  • SIEL – Standard Individual Export Licence
  • OIEL – Open Individual Export Licence
  • Practical exercises

EU Technology Controls

  • Structure of the control list
  • How to move controlled information around the EU
  • How to move controlled information outside the EU
  • OGEL Technology Dual-Use Goods
    •  - Excluded destinations

Trade Control
  • WMD – in connection with weapons of mass destruction

Transhipment Controls

  • Definition
  • Transhipment categories
  • Types of licences available

SPIRE Export Licence Application System
  • How to register as a ‘user’
  • Useful links on the webpage
  • Navigating the application pages
  • Practical advice on completing an application

Final Exercises
  • Relocating manufacturing facilities
  • Revision exercises

Useful tips
  • Business process model
  • Reporting structure within business
  • Training program
  • Process model
  • Types of licences
  • Examples of matrices

Closing Statement
eSeminar details
Supplier : Export Compliance Training Institute - e-Seminars
Venue : Your home or work office, USB Drive, Windows Computer
Event type : eSeminar
Reference : ASDE-4677