Welcome to SPIRE - the Export Control Organisation's online export licensing system.

Using SPIRE, you can apply for an export or trade licence for your activities and items if you require a licence for the wide range of "strategic" goods (such as security items, military goods, civilian products designed with a military use or purpose, firearms, police and paramilitary goods, radioactive sources and much more). You can also use SPIRE to make a Ministry of Defence Form 680 application, Private Venture security grading or Exhibition Clearance applications.

Existing Users

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UK Sanctions against Russia

The situation in Ukraine and Russia continues to change, please check the guidance page for the latest information to ensure your business activities are compliant with the current sanctions against Russia.


Contact Phone Numbers for ECJU Case Officers - Updated March 2023

We are no longer available on phone numbers starting 020 7215. To find the new mobile phone number for your Case Officer, please copy both parts of the URL below into your internet browser:


New End User and Consignee Undertakings

Please note that updates to end user and consignee undertakings were published recently.

Please use these new undertakings documents. Previous versions are only valid if signed and dated on or before the 31 December 2022. These can then be used up to their date of expiry, which is 6 months for end user and stockist undertakings to support a licence application, and 12 months for OIEL and OGEL undertakings to comply with open licence conditions.

Exporters should use undertakings in the new format if signed after 31 December 2022. For further details, see Notice to Exporters NTE 2022/29.

Notices to Exporters

ECO's Notices to Exporters provide news updates on strategic export control issues including changes to legislation and notification of licence amendments or changes to the UK Strategic Export Control Lists. View all newly published Notices to Exporters

New Users

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Company Registration

We advise that you register your company on SPIRE, benefits include:

  • More Control
  • Time Saving
  • Additional Company Security

Login to SPIRE and go to 'Manage My Registration' on the left hand side and click on 'New Registration'

See guidance on creating a new SPIRE account and registering your company.

You are kindly reminded to keep your details on SPIRE up to date so that you may be contacted by ECO regarding your application or Licence


General enquiries: email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or telephone 020 7215 4594

Login problems: email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk

Specific application enquiries: contact your licensing case officer

MOD Form 680 casework issues:
email ECJU-MODTeam@mod.gov.uk