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The Export Controls & Sanction Manager - Edition 3 - 2023 - Week 44

Welcome to the new edition of the "The Export Controls & Sanctions Manager." This is an easy way to follow export controls and trade sanctions in the US, EU, and UK. We created a separate blog entry for these topics because some of our readers are interested in them. This weekly magazine, "The Export Controls & Sanctions Manager," will be updated weekly to properly address these important topics. We welcome your comments on this change. Send us your feedback via email.

Period covered 30.10.2023-06.11.2023


Highlight Reads of the Week

Export Controls Updates

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

1) Sanctions update - 12th EU sanctions package - What we know now

Over the weekend, von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission (EC), made an impromptu visit to Ukraine and provided details on the 12th Sanctions Package.

2) EU: Implement an ICP to avoid delays, fines and high costs.

Businesses should implement internal compliance programmes for their dual-use goods to minimize delays and fines through non-compliance argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd


Export Controls Updates

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⇒ EU Export Controls

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) The Latest List of EU Export Control Authorities - HERE!

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

4) EU: Implement an ICP to avoid delays, fines and high costs.

Businesses should implement internal compliance programmes for their dual-use goods to minimize delays and fines through non-compliance argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd

5) ICP: Internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use items

An effective, uniform and consistent system of export controls on dual-use items are necessary to promote EU and international security, says EU

⇒ UK Export Controls

1) UK changes export control law: What changes?

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

2) 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

Details here:

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 list" with serious consequences. Stay updated with the latest developments to protect yourself from potential penalties.

1) Brooklyn Resident and Two Russian Nationals Charged with Exporting Dual-Use Electronics Used in Russian Military's Drones

Brooklyn Company Received Over $250,000 from Sanctioned Russian Entity to Purchase and Export Electronic Components

2) Forta settles three violations with antiboycott provisions

BIS announced the imposition of a civil penalty of $44,750 against Forta LLC (Forta), a

manufacturer of synthetic reinforcement fibers, located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, to resolve

three violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR, 15

C.F.R. parts 730-774) (antiboycott regulations), as alleged in BIS’s Proposed Charging Letter

(PCL). Forta voluntarily disclosed the conduct to BIS, cooperated with the investigation by

BIS’s Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), and took remedial measures after discovering

the conduct at issue, all of which resulted in a significant reduction in penalty.


BIS released a rule adding 13 entities to the Entity List for supporting Russia’s military through

the procurement, development, and proliferation of Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The rule applies some of the Department’s most severe export restrictions on these entities,

effectively cutting them off from legally accessing items subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

4) Four Arrested and Multiple Russian Nationals Charged in Connection with Two Schemes to Evade Sanctions and Send U.S. Technology Used in Weapons Systems to Russia

Over $7 Million Worth of Semiconductors, Integrated Circuits, and Other Electronics Unlawfully Exported to Russian End-Users Affiliated with the Russian Military

5) 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

6) US Export Controls: An effective Internal Export Control programme - ICP

Companies exporting from the US need to know how to design an effective ICT. Arne Mielken from Customs Manager Ltd tells what's involved.


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) Sanctions update - 12th EU sanctions package - What we know now

Over the weekend, von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission (EC), made an impromptu visit to Ukraine and provided details on the 12th Sanctions Package.

2) 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 07.11.2023

3) Russia: Statement by the EU on the revocation of the ratification to the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Today, Russia has signed into national law the revocation of its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). This takes place in the context of its illegal war of aggression against Ukraine and after months of irresponsible nuclear rhetoric and threats, some specifically pointing at a resumption of nuclear tests.

Read more:

EU Sanctions Implementation & Monitoring - Report by EP

The October 2023 report from the European Parliament specifically focuses on the implementation and monitoring of EU sanctions. What's in it?

⇒ UK

1) UK and international partners target Myanmar arms dealers and military financiers with new sanctions (07.11.2023)

The UK, US and Canada have coordinated new sanctions on Myanmar military financiers and arms dealers. UK, US and Canada announce further round of sanctions to maximise pressure on the Myanmar military regime.

2) HM Treasury Notice, Russia,06.11.2023

The following entry has been corrected and is still subject to an asset freeze and trust services sanctions

3) UK: Frozen Assets Reporting 2023

Reminder: Frozen Assets Reporting 2023: Did you submit your report? It's a legal requirement. Details here.

4) 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 07.11.2023

⇒ US

1) Issuance of Russia-related General Licenses

OFAC issuing Russia-related General Licenses

2) OFAC has updated its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List

The United States is imposing further sanctions on over 200 individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s war against Ukraine. The Department of State is imposing sanctions on over 90 entities and individuals engaged in sanctions evasion and those complicit in furthering Russia’s ability to wage its war against Ukraine. The sanctions focus on individuals and entities abetting Russia’s unconscionable war against Ukraine by providing Russia with much-needed technology and equipment from third countries. Additionally, these actions take aim at Russia’s domestic industrial base, which is seeking to reinvent itself as the maintainer of Russia’s war machine. With these designations, Treasury is disrupting producers, exporters, and importers of nearly all of the high-priority items identified by the international coalition imposing sanctions and export controls on Russia.

3) Treasury Designates Virtual Currency Money Launderer for Russian Elites and Cybercriminals

Treasury imposes consequences on money launderer responsible for moving funds on behalf of Russian elites and ransomware actors

4) Burma Sanctions Update

Burma-related Designations; Counter Narcotics Designations Removals; Issuance of Burma-related Directive 1 and Frequently Asked Questions


What if I have a question regarding these updates

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  • 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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