An introduction to UK ‘Strategic’ exports with a brief history and foundation in the export and trade of controlled Military and Dual Use items from the UK. 

It includes Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Military End Use considerations for otherwise non-controlled goods, challenges and solutions regarding the exports of software and technology, and how to efficiently apply or use a UK Licence.

 About the Host:

Adrian Bond is the Business Awareness Training Manager for the UK’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) and a Chartered Electronics Engineer. Adrian is responsible for providing ECJU training to new and experienced exporters across the UK.

Before joining the Business Awareness Unit in 2014, Adrian worked in ECJU’s Technical Assessment Unit, providing Control List Classifications for export licence applications since 2008.

Adrian began his government career in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) where he was the Royal Air Force’s Technical Authority for air defence radars and then the MoD’s Release of Military Information Officer in the Directorate of Defence Security; advising on export licences and Form 680 security applications, as well as developing HMGs industry security policy.

About the Organisation:

The DIT secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

In July 2016, HM Government established the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU). It is hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT). ECJU administers HM Government’s system of export

controls, and brings together policy and operational expertise from DIT, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD).



You should attend this workshop if your business includes exporting from the UK, or trade with the UK.  


Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Adrian Bond

Adrian Bond, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade

9:15 Session One

Adrian Bond

Adrian Bond, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade

  •  Why have controls?
  • What goods are controlled?
  • "Technology" and "Software"
  • 10:45 Break

    11:00 Session Two

    Adrian Bond

    Adrian Bond, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade

  •  WMD and Military End Use Controls
  • UK Export Licencing process
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Further training available
  • 12:30 End of Workshop



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