UK Belarus Sanctions Effective Monday 09 August 2021
Today [09 Aug 2021] the UK is introducing further sanctions on Belarus. They have identified the aircraft listed below as being directly connected to designated persons.
The revised sanctions legislation laid before Parliament this morning, and coming in to force at midday, will include a ban on the provision of technical assistance for aircraft, with an exclusion for the provision of essential safety of flight information which is permitted without the need for a license. The provision of parts and components for the aircraft in question is already covered by the assets freeze on named individuals.
The aircraft are:-[11:15] Stuart Connick (Sensitive) (Guest)
- Gulfstream G550 – Registration number: EW-001PJ
- Boeing 767-300 – Registration number: EW-001PB
- Boeing 737-800 – Registration number: EW-001PA
- Mil Mi-8 helicopter – Registration number: EW-002DA
- Mil Mi-8 helicopter – Registration number: EW-001DA
- AgustaWestland AW-139 helicopter – Registration number: EW-001PHr
- Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy – Registration number: P4-MSG
- Bombardier BD-700 1A10 Global Express XRS – Registration number: P4-GMS
Stuart Connick from the Sanction Unit in FCDO intends to hold a webinar in the next week or so to run through all the new sanctions on Belarus, which also includes some import bans.
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The aim of this Handbook is to provide SMEs active in the defence sector with a simple presentation of Directive 2009/43/EC on intra-EU transfers of defence equipment (the Transfers Directive), and to offer concrete recommendations and practical examples to make the most of it.
The Handbook is divided in four chapters:
- Objectives and provisions (Chapter 1)
- Different types of licences available (Chapter 2)
- Advantages of the certification system (Chapter 3)
- Useful tools and resources for SME ( eLi-CERTIDER register of certified enterprises, EU legislation and websites of competent authorities that SMEs can consult to get familiar with required procedures (Chapter 4).
USA DDTC FAQs for “Defense Services”
DDTC have recently published a set of FAQs clarifying the treatment of ‘defense services’ under the ITAR. Further information can be found on the US DDTC website at: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov
Information Release by HMG on Extant Licences for Saudi Arabia and the UAE
It has been brought to our attention that the Government has provided to the Committee on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) a consolidated listing of all extant export licences that have been issued for Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and that this list has been published. This list is attached, and has been published at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/other-committees/committee-on-arms-export-controls/publications/.
Whilst there has been some redaction, the released information goes MUCH further than the information which is normally published in the UK Government’s Annual and Quarterly Strategic Export Controls Reports (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data#annual-reports).
If any Member Companies wish to discuss this information release, they can contact: Brinley.Salzmann@adsgroup.org.uk.
The British Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published its new sector-specific fact sheet for importers and exporters. This guidance includes:
- the difference between trade and financial sanctions;
- how to find out who is subject to financial sanctions;
- when to apply for an OFSI licence as well as an export control licence; and
- what to do if you suspect a breach.
A copy of this guidance is to be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/financial-sanctions-faqs.
UK Licensing Advice
ARMS CONTROL AND COUNTER PROLIFERATION POLICY – MOD FORM 680
MOD – April 2012
The Ministry of Defence Form 680 (‘F680’) is used by government to consider the release by companies of information and equipment protectively marked restricted or above to foreign end users.
WHEN YOU WILL NEED AN MOD FORM 680
If you plan to release protectively marked information and equipment then MOD Form 680 approval is needed.
OTHER REASONS FOR SEEKING F680 APPROVAL
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills publish Open General Export Licences (OGELs). Some of these contain a requirement to have an MOD Form 680 approval in place before the licenses are used.For more information see the guidance on Military Goods Open General Export Licences.
MOD FORM 680 AND EXPORT LICENCE APPLICATIONS
An MOD Form 680 approval for marketing a product to a specified destination does not guarantee that an export licence will be granted for its subsequent export to that destination because MOD Form 680 and export licence applications are entirely separate procedures.For information on export control licence decision making see Assessment of export licence applications: criteria and policy.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A MOD FORM 680
All applications for F680 clearance are made online via SPIRE.You can apply for an MOD F680 using SPIRE.
WHO ASSESSES THE F680?
The F680 system is run by MOD Arms Control and Counter Proliferation Policy (ACP). Once an application is received it is circulated to specialist advisers within the MOD, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development for comment.ACP aim to respond to an application within 30 days of receiving it.Route of the MOD form 680
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR F680 APPLICATIONS
For queries about MOD Form 680 applications you can contact the desk officer in Arms Control and Counter Proliferation Policy (ACP) who normally deals with your company’s F680 applications.If you are unable to contact your desk officer, or are a new user, you can contact ACP on 020 7218 9080.
MOD Arms Control and Counter Proliferation Policy Export Licensing Casework helpline: 020 7218 9080Apply for an MOD F680 using SPIRE.