If a commercial product is not modified for military use but could be used for military purposes what is the situation?

Question

If a commercial product is not modified for military use but could be used for military purposes what is the situation?

(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

If the product was originally designed for a commercial end use, and sales are into the commercial sector then it is unlikely that the article is going to appear on either the military list of dual use list.

Just because an article can be used for a military use – a biro or a laptop for example – does not mean that they are controlled items.

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Hello,

I can see from your question that you are exporting and whilst unfortunately I cannot help directly you with your question. I can help you save money and time on your international payments and foreign currency requirements. We also give guidance on the markets so please let me know if you would like to arrange a call to discuss this further.

Kind regards,
Georgina

Answer

If you suspect the product may be intended for military end use, you should consider applying to ECO for an End User Check to see whether there are any concerns about the end user. ECO will confirm whether or not a licence is required. The service is free and you can apply for it on SPIRE

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