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The Export Controls & Sanction Manager - Edition 2 - 2023 - Week 43

Happy Halloween! Welcome to a spooky edition of the "The Export Controls & Sanctions" Manager

We are trembling with bone-chilling excitement to summon the second edition of our ghastly new magazine. Uncover the spine-chilling secrets of the sinister export controls and trade sanctions lurking in the shadows, haunting the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Beware, dear readers, for within the depths of our haunted blog, a separate entry has been conjured specifically to cater to your sinister desires.

Beware, mortals, for a sinister new tome has emerged from the shadows - "The Export Controls & Sanctions Manager."

Within its cursed pages, you shall find chilling weekly updates, as we delve into the depths of these ominous subjects.

Prepare yourselves, for justice shall be served in the most spine-chilling manner imaginable. We crave your eerie feedback and want to summon your thoughts on this spine-chilling transformation. Please do not dare to hesitate, for in the depths of the night, when the moon is full and the shadows dance, email us, if you dare, with your bone-chilling comments.

Period covered 24.10.2023-29.10.2023


U.S. Export Controls

EU Export Controls

UK Export Controls

Sanctions Updates

EU Sanctions

UK Sanctions

U.S. Sanctions

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Highlight Reads of the Week

EU: First Autonomous Control Lists published under the EU's Dual-Use Law

The EU has published national lists to facilitate coordinated export restrictions. Download these and find out what it means to EU exporters.


Export Controls Updates

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⇒ EU Export Controls

EU: First Autonomous Control Lists published under the EU's Dual-Use Law

The EU has published national lists to facilitate coordinated export restrictions. Download these and find out what it means to EU exporters.

EU: 2023 Update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items

What are the changes to the 2023 EU Dual Use List? Check the changes out here.

The Latest List of EU Export Control Authorities - HERE!

Download the details of the 27 authorities to contact for all your export control questions

⇒ UK Export Controls

UK changes export control law: What changes?

The Export Control (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2023 enters into force. We explain what the changes are.

2023 ECJU Export Control Symposium

The Export Control Joint Unit invites you to the Export Control Symposium. It will take place on Wednesday the 29th November at Leonardo Royal London Hotel; Tower Bridge; 45 Prescott Street; London E1 8GP.

The Symposium will comprise

  • plenary session – senior government officials and industry talking about strategic export controls and the challenges of trading in a changing world;

  • specialist workshops including understanding the new strategic controls criteria and how it is applied to managing risk; protecting classified information and material; how to make strong licence applications; impact of sanctions on exports; enforcement and interception of shipments; US ITAR for Beginners and Intermediate level;

  • networking “village” where delegates can talk to the Trade Associations and officials across government

See You There :-)

⇒ U.S Export Controls

Export controls are a powerful tool for the USA to achieve its foreign and security policy goals. Violations are punished severely, even outside the US. As non-US companies face increasing demands on compliance programs, export control has become a major focus. Violating the export control law can land you on the "US sanctions lists" with serious consequences. Stay updated with the latest developments to protect yourself from potential penalties.

1) New U.S. Export Controls on China: Answering Your Questions

Get all your questions answered about the new U.S. export controls on China's access to AI chips. Learn how these restrictions impact businesses.

2) U.S. Export Controls: 13 Entity List Additions - Advanced Computer & Semiconductor

Discover the latest U.S. export controls updates and how they impact advanced computer and semiconductor manufacturing items by placing 13 companies on the U.S. EAR Entity List.

3) U.S. Publishes to "Semiconductor Manufacturing Items to China" Export Control Rules

We added a detailed analysis of the changes + we provide access to the exact Publishes Interim Rule on the Federal Register

4) U.S. Publishes "Advanced Computing to China" Export Control Rules

We added a detailed analysis of the changes + we provide access to the exact Publishes Interim Rule on the Federal Register

5) DTAG Meeting Slides: ITAR, Export Controls, U.S.

Stay up-to-date on U.S. export controls with the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). Download slides from the latest meeting and access legislative updates on ITAR.

6) BIS: Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will hold the 2023 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy on Tuesday, November 28 – Thursday, November 30, 2023. It will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and an Exhibit Hall. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnerships in National and Global Security. Customs Manager Ltd will attend and report back to clients. Register here


Sanctions Updates

The EU, UK and US implement extensive sanctions laws. These rules provide processes for producing lists of individuals and businesses subject to asset freeze targets and financial and investment restrictions. Businesses must stay up to date with the latest sanctions rules to avoid accidental non-compliance. Read the collection of all articles we have written on this topic here

⇒ EU

1) EU: Consolidated Sanctions List of Persons, Groups, Entities, and Organisations

Discover the ultimate resource for EU sanctions: Download the consolidated list of persons, groups, and entities subject to sanctions. Date of last update 31.10.2023

⇒ UK

1) OFSI introductory webinar on 2 November 2023

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 10 a.m. (GMT), the UK will provide a free one-hour webinar on Microsoft Teams. Register here. To guarantee that financial penalties are appropriately comprehended, put into practise, and upheld in the United Kingdom, officials will outline their responsibilities and authority.

2) UK: Latest Listings of Sanctioned Individuals etc. (All Countries + Topics)

All the latest changes to UK Sanctions Lists against individuals, entities, and organisations. All updates are on one page. Date of last update 31.10.2023

⇒ US

1) U.S.: Venezuela Sanctions Eased. What does this mean?

The United States government use both newly issued and modified OFAC general licences to provide a restricted easing of sanctions on Venezuela. What does all this mean for U.S. and non-U.S. businesses? Our Briefing

2) Issuance of Russia-related General

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing Russia-related General License 8H, "Authorizing Transactions Related to Energy."

3) Counter Terrorism Designations

Counter-terrorism designations refer to the process of identifying and categorising individuals, groups, or organisations that are involved in or support acts of terrorism. The topic of discussion revolves around the designation of Hamas and its affiliated entities, such as AL-ANSAR CHARITY ASSOCIATION, ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS, and the PALESTINE ISLAMIC JIHAD - SHAQAQI FACTION, as terrorist organisations.


What if I have a question regarding these updates

We invite you to use the chat function available on to ask any questions related to this update. Our skilled team of export control and sanctions managers will be happy to provide you with the information you need within 24 hours.




  • Official Journal of the EU

  • DG TRADE Website

  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).

  • Information on the National Export Control & Sanctions Website of Member States


  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

  • Department of Commerce

  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).


  • Information on

  • Information on

  • Department of Business and Trade

  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).


  • United Nations (Sanctions)

  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).

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