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International Trade Training

An Introduction to Export Controls and Licensing

Importing & Exporting

22/04/2024 9:30 am

22/04/2024 12:30 pm


Chamber Members: £170

Non-members: £231

*All our business prices are excluding VAT at 20%

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For further information on this event, please contact: International Trade Training on 0333 320 0333 or email


This course is suitable for individuals who are new to export controls and licensing. It investigates why we have export controls and licensing, the types of licences that can be applied for and how to take the initial steps towards the licensing application.
This course also investigates how to export with a licence in place and how to be compliant when managing the process.


The course objectives are as follows:
• Introduction to export controls
• Reasons for needing a licence
o UK Legislation
o UK Strategic Controls List- Military and Dual use lists
• Types of licence
o Adhering to the T&Cs
o Reading an OGEL
• Individual licences
• SPIRE and the application process
• Other export controls- USA, Trade controls & Sanctions
• Compliance

What outcomes can you expect from joining us

On completion of the course delegates will be able to identify if their goods will require an export licence through the combined use of the UK Trade Tariff, Goods checker and the UK Strategic Control list. From there delegates will then be able to identify if an OGEL licence fits their needs through checking the existing UK OGELs or decide on the correct licence if no OGEL is available. The application process through SPIRE for individual licences is covered so delegates can apply in an effective manner and stay compliant in the use of all licences.

Exporter Services

Exporter Services was established in 2010 by Sue Wright. Initially Sue delivered training in several areas of International Trade for Chambers of Commerce. The business model was to expand from Training to offer assist exporters and importers with issues that they may have. This included offering a Helpdesk Service, preparing and presenting documents for Letters of Credit and offering a full Shipping Department service for SME’s.
The business is successful and well established today with a team of 15 employees. Training has expanded to have 4 trainers and the operations side of the business continues to grow.

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