More stringent Export Controls are likely in Asia-Pacific…..

At a conference in Vietnam last week the need for more stringent export controls  was highlighted by Tran Thanh Hai, deputy head of the Import-Export Administration under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Also at the conference, Atsuko Nishigaki, director of the Office of International Affairs for Security Export Control of Japan, urged Viet Nam to complete export control regulations in an effort to further develop the country’s economy and contribute to regional security.

There are already signs that other countries in the Asia-Pacific region are either implementing or intending to implement Export Controls similar to the regimes already in place in the European Union and the United States.

If your company would like to know more about these regulations/controls and whether your business may be impacted then please get in touch. (

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New End User Undertaking Forms and Guidance issued by UK Export Control Organisation

The UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued new versions of End User Undertaking Forms and supporting guidance. The new forms must be used IMMEDIATELY for all new Export Licence Applications. The new form is here: Download an EUU form and covering template from the BIS website (DOC, 68K)

You may also want to visit the following pages for more information and links about the new EUU form(s) and under what circumstances they should be used. ( )

If you are unsure about the Dual Use Regulations and would like to discuss your circumstances then please contact us: