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The following UK secondary legislation or orders came into force on 30 July 2006 to coincide with the introduction of the EC Regulation 1236/2005.
Subsequently, on the 23 August 2006, an amendment was made in the form of:
You can view a summary of the legislation in force under Current UK Strategic Export Control Legislation.
There are no current relevant Notices to Exporters providing details of legislative and other changes.
To keep up to date with legislation changes, you can view the ECO's Notices to Exporters. You can keep informed of export control issues by receiving Notices by email. To do so, simply: Join the ECO Mailing List.
See more on the Details of the Regulation
For reference, the changes made to UK legislation as a result of the regulation are outlined in implementation of EC Torture Regulation.
More information is also available in the Torture Regulation - FAQs
The UK Strategic Export Control Lists: The Consolidated UK Military and UK and EC Dual-Use Lists, includes a listing of controlled torture goods (EC Human Rights List). If your products are listed (ie have a 'rating entry') in the Control Lists then you will need to apply for a licence.
As with other categories of controlled goods, exporters need to apply for a licence. The type of licence required depends on the destination and the nature of the export.
Exporters can apply for either a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL), an Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) or register for an Open General Export Licence (OGL). See more about Licences.
All licence applications are made via SPIRE.
If you need further help in deciding if your goods need an export licence, you can either
You are advised to obtain your own legal advice where necessary and to ensure that you referring to the latest version of the legislation.
Export Control Organisation
Updated: July 2008