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Andrew Skinner is a specialist trade lawyer, advising clients on cross-border trade, in particular export controls, sanctions & embargoes, customs controls, product regulatory compliance, commercial contracts and other regulatory trade...
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Andrew Skinner is a practising solicitor and professionally qualified engineer (chartered engineer). He has spent many years in legal compliance roles, latterly as an in-house lawyer and Head of Global Trade Compliance for...
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Ensuring full compliance with export control laws can be complex and onerous, especially if doing business in politically unstable parts of the world. It is therefore important to identify what...
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The United Kingdom imposes sanctions and embargoes to further its Common Foreign and Security Policy objectives. The United Kingdom implements sanctions through the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act)...
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Prior to the UK leaving the European Union, goods could travel freely between the UK and the European Union (EU) without any duties or taxes or the need for customs...
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Most, if not all, of the UK legislation dealing with the safety of consumer products has its origins in a series of EU Directives, which have been implemented into UK...
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In English law, a contract can be written, oral or partly written and partly oral. However, it is best practice for a business to ensure that all its commercial contracts...
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Training and auditing are fundamental parts of any compliance programme. Regular training delivers a clear message to the business as to its regulatory obligations, and what this means in practice,...
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The Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for putting into effect trade sanctions and other trade restrictions. The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is part of the DTI....
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/uk-trade-sanctions-other-restrictions/
The UK Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has issued a ‘Notice to Exporters’ relating to a number of open general export licences (OGELs) and open general trade control licences (OGTCLs)...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/update-to-uk-open-general-export-licences/
Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number allows European Union (EU) member states to trade with countries outside the EU. At present the...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/eori-and-no-deal-brexit/
On 17 October 2019, the European Commission published updates to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009. A majority of the updates are...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/2019-update-of-the-eu-control-list-of-dual-use-items/
The Wassenaar Arrangement contributes to regional and international security and stability, by controlling the transfer of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. The Wassenaar Arrangement is made up of...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/summary-of-changes-to-wassenaar-list-of-dual-use-and-military-items-as-of-5th-december-2019/
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement Bill) 2019-20 (the ‘WAB’) was published on 21st October 2019. On 20th December 2019, MPs voted 358 to 234 (a majority of 124) in favour...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/brexit-process-explained-in-a-nutshell/
On 12 May, 2020 Hong Kong TID issued Strategic Trade Controls Circular No. 3/2020 which informs traders of the removal of U.S. Licence Exception Civil End Users (License Exception CIV)....
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/hong-kong-tid-issues-circular-on-the-elimination-of-u-s-licence-exception-civil-end-use/
The UK Foreign Secretary’s statement to Parliament of 20 July that, given the role China has now assumed for the internal security of Hong Kong and the authority it is...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/uk-extension-of-the-china-arms-embargo-to-hong-kong/
The UK government link below sets out the UK government’s approach to its Future Relationship with the European Union. This approach lays out the UK government’s suite of proposals with...
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Hong Kong local licences are required when importing or exporting dual-use controlled goods. Hong Kong importers may require evidence of compliance with U.S. export control laws in order to obtain...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/hong-kong-u-s-extraterritorial-export-controls/
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Free trade agreements (FTAs) are reciprocal agreements used by groups of two or more countries to liberalise trade between them, for example, by reducing tariffs and...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/what-are-free-trade-agreements-ftas/
The U.S. State Department has expanded its Iran sanctions pursuant to Section 1245 of the Iranian Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act to include 22 specific materials (see below) used in connection...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/u-s-expands-scope-of-iran-metals-sanctions/
The UK is in a Brexit transition period until 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, customs declarations will be required when importing goods from the EU. These rules currently apply when importing goods from the...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/brexit-customs-declarations/
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, anyone wishing to export personal protective equipment (PPE) to areas outside the EU, European Free Trade Association member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and certain...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/export-control-process-for-personal-protective-equipment-ppe/
The UK Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has removed Hong Kong as a permitted destination from 20 open general export licences (OGELs), one open general transhipment licence (OGTL) and one...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/uk-removes-hong-kong-from-export-licences/
On 19th May 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which prevents Huawei Technologies...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/u-s-bureau-of-industry-and-security-targets-huawei-s-ability-to-use-u-s-technology-and-software/
Know your export licensing obligations when the UK becomes a third country. Exporters should ensure that their goods are properly classified for export control reasons (Export Control Classification Control Number)...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/export-licensing-brexit/
On May 20, 2020 the U.S. Department of State added 23 people to the list of debarred persons under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (‘‘ITAR’’) for violating, or conspiracy...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/u-s-state-department-adds-23-people-to-the-debarred-list/
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on 11 individuals in Hong Kong, through Executive Order (E.O.) 13936, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization,” which President...
https://www.amskinnersolicitors.co.uk/blog/u-s-ofac-sanctions-hong-kong-leaders/
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