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Notice to Exporters 2012/05 - New features made to SPIRE via System Release 2.14

Details of improvements made to the SPIRE export licensing database

The Export Control Organisation has issued an upgrade to the SPIRE system via release 2.14.

This includes new functionality to enable exporters to create and share export application templates if you wish. The new template management functionality is introduced in response to customer feedback.

The system release also introduces:

  • a limit to the number of destinations listed on an F680 application.
  • changes to the SPIRE homepage by including a notifications feed so that you can download the latest news updates issued by the ECO.  

Link to Notice

Read Notice to Exporters 2012/05 (DOC, 2.1 Mb)  which includes screenshots of the new template functionality.

Export Control Guidance

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) is the UK's regulatory 'strategic' export licensing authority and forms part of the UK's Department for Business. Further details about the ECO's advisory services and practical guidance for exporters is available on the export control pages of the Businesslink website

Previously issued Notices to Exporters

You can access previously issued Notices via our Notices to Exporters page.

You can choose to subscribe to our email alerts service by emailing us at or alternatively by subscribing to either via our RSS feed or via Twitter.   

Other Notification Services

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) also publishes a Bulletin which sets out the wider work of BIS to build a dynamic and competitive economy. Click here for more information and to subscribe.  

Export Control Enquiries

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

ECO Business Awareness Team
Export Control Organisation  
Notice to Exporters 2012/05
23 January 2012

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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