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Read updates on all current Export Control Organisation matters including legislative changes, licence amendments, sanctions and embargoes and much more. From this page you can also select to subscribe to the ECO mailing list and receive these notices electronically.

What are the ECO's "Notices to Exporters"?

"Notices to Exporters" is an email notification service provided by the Export Control Organisation.

The notices provide updates on legislation and sanctions, notification of Open General Licence revocations and other export control related issues. We issue approximately 30 notices annually about legislative updates and other changes.

To automatically receive any new Notices when issued, you can choose to subscribe in various ways. Find out more about how to subscribe via email. Alternatively subscribe via either the ECO's RSS or Twitter feeds.

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Current Notices

This provides a listing of all current published Notices in grouped by subject and then  in date order (latest first).

 Title of Notice Topic Date Issued
Notice to Exporters 2012/13 - SPIRE and CHIEF IT connection problems General Awareness    1 March 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/12 - New licence published - Open General Trade Control Licence (Maritime Anti-Piracy) (DOC, 1.3 Mb)  Licence Amendment 28 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/11 - Amended version of Open General Export Licence (Military Goods: Collaborative Project Typhoon) (DOC, 1.3 Mb)  Licence Amendment 27 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/10 - Amendment to Open General Export Licence (International Non-Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items) (DOC, 928 Kb)  Licence Amendment 10 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/09 - BIS Secretary of State announces Suspension Mechanism for processing of licence applications in countries experiencing a sharp deterioration in security or stability (DOC, 488 Kb)  Export Control Policy Review 8 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/08 - UK Government publishes formal response to the European Commission Green Paper on the dual-use export control system (DOC, 482 Kb)  General Awareness 2 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/07 - Sector-based seminars on export compliance organised by King's College, Centre for Science and Security Studies (DOC, 478 Kb)  Training / General Awareness 1 February 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/06 - New restrictive measures against Iran as detailed in Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP (DOC, 499 Kb)  Sanctions     27 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/05 - New features made to SPIRE via System Release 2.14 (DOC, 2.1 Mb)  General Awareness 23 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/04 - Explanation of the contractual exemption concerning prohibited oil and gas and electricity generating equipment supplied to Syria (DOC, 532 Kb)  Sanctions 19 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/03 - European Union publishes new Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 implementing restrictive measures on Syria (DOC, 496 Kb)  Sanctions 19 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/02 - UK Strategic Export Control Lists republished following amendment to EU Torture Regulation (DOC, 499 Kb)  Legislation    17 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2012/01 - European Union publishes new open licences or EU General Export Authorisations for export of controlled dual-use items (DOC, 554 Kb)  Licence Amendments and Legislation 6 January 2012
Notice to Exporters 2011/31 - Sanctions on Sudan and South Sudan - Update on legislation (DOC, 478 Kb)      Legislation and Sanctions 19 December 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/30 - Amendment to Open Licences removing Syria from licensing coverage (DOC, 926 Kb)  Licence Amendments 8 December 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/29 - New European Union Sanctions on Syria as detailed in Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP (DOC, 496 Kb)     Sanctions     6 December 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/28 - Non-compliance and failure to use correct Open General Export Licences for Military Goods (DOC, 933 Kb)  Licensing Guidance 30 November 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/27 - Financial Restrictions on UK financial and credit institutions transactions and relationships with all Iranian banks (DOC, 514 Kb)  Financial Restrictions and Sanctions 21 November 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/26 - Introduction of Export Control (Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions) Regulations 2011 (DOC, 493 Kb)  Legislation and Sanctions 16 November 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/25 - Licence processing timescales and "progress chasing" within 20 working days (DOC, 514 Kb)  Licensing and General Awareness 14 November 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/24 - United States (US) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - ITAR Rule Change 126.18 concerning Dual and Third Country National Employees (DOC, 494 Kb)  General Awareness 31 October 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/23 - SPIRE Applications - What to do when applying on behalf of an overseas organisation or entity without a SPIRE account (DOC, 686 Kb)  General Awareness     7 October 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/22 - Amendment to Open General Export Licence (Oil and Gas Exploration) coming into force on 10 October 2011 (DOC, 921 Kb)  Licence Amendments 30 September 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/21 - Strategic export licensing and freight forwarders - clarification of policy (DOC, 573 Kb)  Legislation and Policy 21 September 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/20 - King's College research project on proliferation procurement - Invite to complete compliance survey (DOC, 472 Kb)  General Awareness 12 September 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/19 - New HMRC arrangements for presenting SIELs for controlled goods being exported within the European Union  (DOC, 492 Kb)   Customs Procedures 25 August 2011
Notice to Exporters 2011/18 - Consultation on EU Dual-Use Regulation launched by the European Union (details of Exporter Conference) (DOC, 483 Kb)  Consultation 17 August 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/17 - Amendment to Open General Export Licence (International Non-Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items) (DOC, 925 Kb)   Licence Amendments  21 July 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/16 - Consultation on EU Dual-Use Regulation launched by the European Union (DOC, 486 Kb)  Consultation  8 July 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/15 - Amendments to Open General Export Licences coming into force on 6th July 2011 (DOC, 933 Kb)   Licence Amendments  1 July 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/14 - Update on newly imposed and lifted sanctions - Belarus and Sierra Leone (DOC, 488 Kb)   Sanctions  23 June 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/13 - New Control List Classification Advice and End-User Advice Services launched (DOC, 742 Kb)   General Awareness  6 June 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/12 - New export control legislation concerning Eritrea, Iran and Syria (DOC, 480 Kb)   Legislation  27 May 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/10 - EU Sanctions against Syria (DOC, 475 Kb)   Sanctions  13 May 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/09 - New control on the export of specified drugs to the USA (DOC, 473 Kb)   Legislation  13 May 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/08 - Publication of Bribery Act Guidance (DOC, 463 Kb)   Legislation  31 March 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/07 - UN and EU Sanctions on Libya (DOC, 473 Kb)   Sanctions  7 March 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/06 - Publication of new Open General Export Licence (OGEL) for International Non-Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items (DOC, 908 Kb)   Licence Amendments  25 February 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2011/04 - Open General Export Licence (Military Goods) - 'Permitted Use' and Undertaking Template (DOC, 920 Kb)   General Awareness  28 January 2011
 Notice to Exporters 2010/40 - Iran - Change to export licensing policy of Annex IV listed items (DOC, 489 Kb)   Sanctions  10 November 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/34 - New European Union sanctions on Iran as detailed in Council Regulation 961/2010 (DOC, 538 Kb)   Sanctions  27 October 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/25 - Update about export licence applications and European Union sanctions on Iran (DOC, 475 Kb)   Sanctions  20 August 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/21 - European Union Sanctions against Iran as of 26 July 2010 (DOC, 503 Kb)   Sanctions  4 August 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/20 - Renewing European Union (EU) Sanctions on Burma/Myanmar (DOC, 467 Kb)   Sanctions  6 July 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/11 - Lifting of EU Sanctions on Uzbekistan (DOC, 461 Kb)   Sanctions  18 March 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/07 - Extension of EU Sanctions on Republic of Guinea (DOC, 464 Kb)   Sanctions  23 February 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2010/04 - EU Sanctions on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DOC, 460 Kb)   Sanctions  27 January 2010
 Notice to Exporters 2009/25 - EU Sanctions on Republic of Guinea (DOC, 473 Kb)   Sanctions  11 November 2009
 Notice to Exporters 2009/18 - EU Sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – EU Commission Regulation amendment of 29th July 2009 (DOC, 459 Kb)   Sanctions  7 August 2009
 Notice to Exporters 2009/10 - EU Sanctions on Uzbekistan (DOC, 44 Kb)   Sanctions  14 May 2009
 Notice to Exporters 2009/01 - UN Sanctions on Rwanda lifted (DOC, 44 Kb)   Sanctions  8 January 2009

 

Notification of Prosecutions and Compound Penalties

You can read details of export control offences on our pages on Export Control Prosecutions Notices and Compound Penalty Cases.  

Training and Awareness Newsletters

The ECO also publishes newsletters which update exporters about export control licensing, compliance and enforcement issues and advertising the ECO's training and awareness programme. You can download the latest versions here:

Iran List

This is a list of entities or organisations in Iran which is made publically available to exporters by the ECO 
It is intended to help you judge which exports might potentially be of concern on End-Use Control grounds, based on previous licensing decisions.

For further details about exporting to Iran, see the published information on Current Arms Embargoes on the  export control pages of the Businesslink website.  

Archived Notices

The ECO periodically archives Notices that are out of date due to subsequent legislative or licence amendments.

Access Archived Notices published in 2009 and 2010. You can also access copies of any archived Notices either via the UK Government Web Archive provided by the National Archives or by contacting the ECO Helpline (see details of how to Contact the Export Control Organisation).

 

Export Control Organisation

Updated: 1 March 2012

Export Control pages on Businesslink

Access guidance and information on export control issues on the Export Control pages on the Businesslink website.

Contact the Export Control Organisation

See the Contact the Export Control Organisation page for further contact details.

Minister responsible

Mark Prisk is the minister responsible for this policy area.


 

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