I am trying to find out if I need an export licence to send nails from the UK to Syria?

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I am trying to find out if I need an export licence to send nails from the UK to Syria?

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You can never be too careful in double checking whether you need to apply for an export licence issued by the Export Control Organisation (part of the Department for Business (BIS)) since the list of controlled goods is quite extensive and wide ranging.

Your first point of call to answer this question should be to look at the guidance on the GOV.UK website - https://www.gov.uk about 'strategic exports: when to request an export licence') to understand more. (https://www.gov.uk/do-your-goods-need-an-export-licence)

In a nutshell you need to check if you the products you are exporting are listed on the UK Strategic Export Control Lists (current list was published in August) - (https://www.gov.uk/uk-strategic-export-control-lists-the-consolidated-list-of-strategic-military-and-dual-use-items). .

Items on this list include miiltary and dual-use goods and include items such as valves and ball-bearings. Note this list does not include commercial product names or titles.

If dual-use items are listed then the controls depend on the performance capability of the items. If your items are standard, off the shelf, commercial products (ie not specially designed or modified for military use) then they are not likely to be listed on the Control Lists.

Besides double checking the Control Lists, you should also be aware of the guidance about sanctions on Syria (https://www.gov.uk/sanctions-on-syria) and should also consider the issue of end-use controls and maybe consider making an End-User Advice Service request (via the SPIRE website - https://www.spire.bis.gov.uk) if you definitely know that the items are not listed on a Control List.

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David Eales, on behalf of Excel Shipping Limited in Hornchurch.

Good afternoon, Until the recent events in Syria we have been shipping to Syria this year and due to the changing situation in the country I would imagine most products need licences at the moment but would suggesvt you check with the UK Chamber of commerce as below.
London office,65 Petty France,London,
SW1H 9EU Tel: +44 (0)20 7654 5800
Fax: +44 (0)20 7654 5819
Email:info@britishchambers.org.uk

Kind regards
Dave Eales
Excel Shipping Limited Tel 01708 515151

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If you have any further questions about strategic export controls please contact the main ECO helpline on 020 7214 4594 or email: eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk

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Once you receive a reply from ;eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk regarding
export licensing and control and they give required answer , please
give us a call on 01263 513127 or email ; colin.crown@ntlworld.com
and will try to help you with the freighting to Syria.
Best regards
Colin ; Crown freight ltd
01263 513127

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Sandra Strong, on behalf of Strong and Herd LLP in M22.

Hi
If the products are specially designed or modified for military use then you will need a licence, otherwise you are looking at "dual-use" controls or embargo/sanctions. Do you have the commodity code number (aka tariff number) for your products? You can do a strategic control check against the commodity code number on this page of the gov.uk website
https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/sections
Once you've selected the correct code click on the export tab and it will advice any specific controls affecting these goods. You should still do end-user checks to ensure goods are not being diverted to denied parties, eg named companies/people on the Iran List and the ECO can help with this as posted above.
There is an excellent link to embargo/sanctions on the Foreign & Commonwealth website
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/export-controls-sanctions/
The ECO notice on Sanctions on Syria (+ others) is Notice 2012/46 which you can find here
http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/export-control-organisation/eco-notices-exporters

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Further to our reply of yesterday to shipper in SO12 we have
received a reply from export licencing and they
require the following additional information .
1) what are the nails made from?
2) What is there end use?
3) What domain will the nails sold into ?
4) What is the buyers main area of business ?
5) What type of nails are they ?
You can reply directly to us on email ; colin.crown@ntlworld.com or
phone 01263 513127
best regards
colin. crown freight ltd

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