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Export Controls 

Expert Support for Your
Dual Use & Military Goods Controls 

Staying abreast with complex exporting rules is never easy. What's more, the penalties for non-compliance are severe. Being compliant when it comes to exporting is not a choice. Stringent export control laws are complex for businesses to understand and comply with. 

Customs Manager enables exporting businesses of all sizes with the confidence to export compliantly. Our team of export controls and sanctions specialists are ready to equip you with the skills to grasp and manage export control laws and regulations competently. 

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This high-end Fashion Retailer boosts export control compliance in cryptography.

This global high-end fashion retailer was aware that some of their sophisticated equipment uses cryptography. The challenge was to identify if the items concerned were covered by the applicable controlled dual-use lists. 


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EU: 821-2021 EXPERT Blog ENTRIES

EU: 821-2021 Clinic VIDEO CAST

We are delighted to present a six-webinar series giving you the lowdown on the EU export control regulation.

In a series of easily digestible web sessions, Arne Mielken of Customs Manager will explain the key provisions of the new ‘recast’ Regulation 821/2021, which came into force on 9 September and has important  consequences  for all compliant businesses.

The sessions take the form of a Q&A with Tom Blass, WorldECR's editor, putting the questions to Arne and inviting participants to ask theirs, too.  

Session 1:
Overview of the key changes in a nutshell

In session one, Arne moves quickly through the key changes to the regulation, providing you with a checklist of areas to further explore – including: the new broader definitions of ‘exporter’ and 'broker', new provision for  Member State  information sharing,  emphasis on cybersurveillance and human rights concerns, and broader catch-all provision. He also asks – and answers – whether, in practice, EU Member States can now create their own control lists.

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

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Session 2:The new cyber surveillance controls – what, why, how?

The recast was, in part, driven by a perceived need for better technology that might be used for ‘cyber surveillance’. This session looks at the breadth of new provisions, including on catch-all, the new ‘transmissible controls’ concept, and other areas of the Regulation which may in particular affect the ICT sector. 

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

Session 3:Could I be caught by catch-all?

Catch-all deals with the control of non-listed items that may nonetheless  be put to dangerous uses in the wrong hands. It creates compliance challenges because it demands subjective evaluation of items and users. Here Arne discusses how best to prepare for the 821/2021 catch-all requirements – and having the right systems in place.

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

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Session 4:Two new General Licences: Are they right for my company,  and  how do I use them?

Regulation 821/2021 introduces two new General Licences:
EU007 covers the intra-group export of most software and technology listed in Annex I Union; and
EU008 covers, subject to several conditions and requirements, the export of certain (but not all) encryption items.  
But – each comes with strings attached! In this session, Arne takes a deep dive into licences, and looks at their potential, and their limits. Could they be right for your company?

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

SESSION 5: The EU Export control regime – for non-EU companies

This session focuses on how the EU export control regime affects the business operations of non-EU companies. It looks at non-EU exporters’ obligations such as registration and record keeping, and the opportunity created by the ‘licensing gateway’ by which an exporter not resident or established within the EU can still obtain an individual export authorisation from the Member State authority responsible for issuing authorisations where the dual use items are located. 

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

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Session 6:Putting it all together: What does the Regulation mean for my ICP?

In Session 6, Arne addresses attendees’ questions on the regulation, and talks through strategies for incorporating its provisions into an Internal Compliance Plan.

Available after the LIVE! event, paid plan subscription required.

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