Export Control Symposium

Organised by Department for International Trade and MAA


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The MAA is working in partnership with the Export Control Joint Unit in the Department for International Trade (and Aerospace Wales, the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, the North West Aerospace Alliance and the West of England Aerospace Forum) to arrange this Export Control Symposium. This event will provide an overview of export control requirements including how to classify your exports and carry out appropriate due diligence throughout the supply chain.

Export licensing is not just a requirement for the military and defence industries. Aerospace, automotive, energy (oil, gas and nuclear), composites, electronics and computing, chemicals, biotechnology… all of these sectors can and do export items that need a licence.

Structure of the day

  • Morning plenary session covering a wide range of global trading issues
  • Four specialist workshops in the afternoon
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

8:30am     Coffee and registration
9:30am     Plenary session begins
11am     Coffee and networking
11:30am     Plenary session continues
1 pm     Lunch
2 pm     Workshops commence
4:30pm     Review of the day with Q&A
5 pm     Close

Cost: £75.00 per delegate (plus VAT) -  please note no more than 2 delegates per company

Draft agenda

Plenary session

1. Global trading opportunities
  • Contracts for primes and the supply chain
  • Selling to UK MOD
  • Help for exporters
2. Export controls
  • Background on controlled Items
  • How political factors bring exports under control
  • Exhibiting and promotion of controlled items
  • How to apply for the right licence
3. Compliance and permissions
  • MOD clearances
  • Compliance with open licences
  • Enforcement
  • Shipping and documentation
4. Risks and influences on UK exports
  • Policy developments
  • Due diligence
  • Financial sanctions
  • Getting paid
  • US controls
5. Response from industry

Afternoon workshops – choose three on the day

MOD security procedures linked to export controls

Export Control Joint Unit’s MOD Form 680 team

  • overview of MOD Form 680 procedure
  • overview of security grading and exhibition clearances
  • facility security clearance checks for accessing industry sites
Due diligence and licensing

Export Control Joint Unit’s FCO team, Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation, UK Export Finance

  • export licence criteria
  • due diligence scenarios and the customer journey for licence applications, including:
    • risks of end use
    • impact of economic and financial sanctions
    • services available to manage risk
Licences, including use of open licences and transfer of technology

Export Control Joint Unit’s Licensing and Compliance teams

  • most relevant licence to use for:

    • export of controlled items and software to an overseas country
    • transfer of technology
    • how to make a licence application
US export controls (beginners)

ADS Group

  • presentation on US export control reforms
    • relevance of ITAR & EAR to UK exporters
    • terminology used
    • key challenges

Export controls survey

Please help us to tailor the presentations and workshops of the symposium to your needs. Take a few moments to answer the questions in this on-line survey. All responses will be confidential and no company or personal details are required – it’s the big picture we’re looking for at this stage. Click here for the survey.

With many thanks

Midlands Aerospace Alliance and Business Awareness Team, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade.


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