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Changes to Export control legislation April 2022

(Source: UK GOV, 26 April 2022)

Notice to exporters 2022/16: updated list of dual-use controlled items - GOV.UK (

The Trade in Dual-Use Items (Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 came into force on 20 April 2022.

EU Dual-Use Regulation recast

(Source: UK GOV, 14 Sep 2021)

New European Union Dual-Use Regulation Enters Into Force in 9th September 2021.

The existing Council Regulation (EC) 428/2009 (EU Dual-Use Regulation) is replaced by Regulation (EU) 2021/821 (EU Dual-Use Regulation Recast) setting up the new European Union (EU) regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, and transit of "dual-use" items.

Updated Guidance for Open General Export Licences for Information Security Items

(Source: UK ECJU, 26 May 2021)


These open general export licences (OGELs) allow the export of 'low risk' information sec

OGELs amended to include China, Hong Kong and Macao as permitted destinations for specific items.

New rules for exporting some types of items will change and these will come into force on 1 January 2021

(Source: UK GOV, 10 July 2020)

With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December 2020, the rules for exporting some types of items will change and these will come into force on 1 January 2021. Furthermore, custom declarations will need to be made when exporting goods to the EU. Familiarise yourself with how these changes could affect your current and future University-based activities through the following article

UK ECJU Continues Processing Applications for Strategic Export Licences

(Source: UK GOV, 20 Mar 2020)

Ensuring export licensing operations will continue
The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is taking measures to ensure there will be minimum disruption to the export licence application process.

Services that may be postponed
Please refer to notice to exporters 2020/07 for details about the closure of the training programme, a decision we took in an effort to reduce risks of contagion by unnecessary contact with others.