Customs Alert Thailand – TCWMD Act updates



We would like to inform you that the Thai TCWMD Act (Trade Controls on Weapons of Mass Destruction related Items) has received Royal assent and will be effective on 1st January 2020. What to know? The TCWMD Act was published in the Royal Gazette on 30th April 2019.

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Posted on 04/06/2019

BIS Puts New Controls on Some Emerging Technologies


The United States Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has published regulations to implement changes agreed at the annual Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) Plenary to control “emerging technology” items under the Commerce Control List (“CCL”).

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Posted on 03/06/2019

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Compliance Commitments Framework


On the 5th of May, the United States (US) Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published new guidance on adopting a risk-based approach to manage sanctions compliance, including a suggested framework for a Sanctions Compliance Program (SCP).

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Posted on 10/05/2019

No Deal Brexit: New OGEL Published for Dual-Use Exports to the EU

The Department for International Trade published a new Open General Export Licence (OGEL) on 1st February 2019 to cover the export of controlled dual-use items to EU Member States after Brexit. The licence will come into force at 11pm on 29th March 2019, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Posted on 05/03/2019

Modernising Your Compliance Programme Event – 07 December 2018

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The Deloitte Regulatory Risk team are excited to inform you that we will be holding an event focused on modernising your compliance programme at our London office on 07 December 2018.

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Posted on 05/11/2018

Brexit and export controls: the ‘no deal’ scenario


The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) of the Government of the United Kingdom has released a guidance document detailing the effect of exporting controlled goods in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. 

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Posted on 31/08/2018

UK Government Relaxes Restrictions on Arms Exports to Argentina


The UK government has changed its policy on arms exports to Argentina. On 27 June 2018, the government announced that it would consider granting export licences for military and dual-use goods and technology to military end users in Argentina, so long as such items were not judged to enhance Argentine military capabilities.

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Posted on 30/07/2018

New Merger and Takeover Rules for UK Exporters

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On 11th June, in an effort to strengthen national security, the UK Government adopted a set of new regulations to reinforce its merger and takeover scrutinising ability. 

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Posted on 06/07/2018

Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and International Trade

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On 8th May 2018 President Donald Trump announced the United States’ (U.S.) withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and renewal of U.S. far reaching sanctions. The Agreement, signed in 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany) and the European Union (EU), aimed to curb Iran’s efforts to develop its nuclear program and enrich uranium.

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Posted on 14/05/2018

Category 5 Part 2 updates - Changes to the controls on ‘Information security’ products

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The information security section of the EU dual-use regulations, Category 5 Part 2, has been modified to provide a positive list of controls to improve transparency and clarity around the applicability of these controls. The previous versions of Category 5 Part 2 had applied a broad brush control to encryption items and then sought to decontrol by exception.

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Posted on 20/04/2018