How is the UK handling the changes of ITAR-Military items that are US Origin?

Question

How is the UK handling the changes of ITAR-Military items that are US Origin? They are being changed to Dual Use and are no longer controlled for Military reasons, but are at the lowest controls. Does the UK have a plan to change the controls of items in the UK based on the udated Export Control Reform changes? As of this last month we had to get a license for a part that is no longer controlled for Military, but should be EAR99 or in the UK would be considered NLR?

(This question was asked at one of our recent webinars on Export Controls. You can listen to this webinar on our recent webinars page at http://opentoexport.com/info/webinars/)

Answer

The ECR changes in the USA have been made purely to items exported from the USA – so give an advantage to US industry for the items that are transitioned out of the ITAR – but the UK list is based on the Wassenaar Arrangement list and therefore there will always be a disconnect.

So you now have a former ITAR part exported from the USA under the EAR regulations potentially EAR99 without the need for a licence which is still considered a controlled military item in the UK which needs a licence to be re-exported.

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