Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012
The Export Control Organisation
Part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) – is responsible for assessing export licences applications for specific categories of controlled goods and for issuing or refusing licences as appropriate. Any item exported from the UK, including for an overseas exhibition, that is subject to UK export controls needs a licence.
New notices are issued frequently in the year and potential exporters are advised to check regularly for changes by looking at the Export Control Organisation website page and visiting Notices to Exporters:
Applications to export controlled goods and technology need to be the made direct to the Export Control Organisation.
MOD form 680
Companies that seek to release classified information overseas for use in export promotion need to apply for clearance to the Ministry of Defence using MOD Form 68O. For companies about to embark on a marketing campaign the F680 gives an indication of whether an export licence would be likely to be approved, but does not remove the need for an export licence. An F680 must have been approved before UKTI Defence and Security Organisation will give support to an export campaign.