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.

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UK SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

Following the Prime Minister's oral statement in Parliament on 24 February 2022, the Written Ministerial Statement on 25 February 2022; and under article 32 of the Export Control Order 2008, all extant export licences for dual-use items to Russia are to be suspended with immediate effect. This will include licences with Russia as a final destination.

UK Sanctions against Russia: Individual and Open Licences revised and revoked

Following the Prime Minister's oral statement in Parliament on 24 February 2022, the Written Ministerial Statement on 25 February 2022; and under article 32 of the Export Control Order 2008, all extant export licences for dual-use items to Russia are to be suspended with immediate effect. This will include licences with Russia as a final destination.

In the coming days, ECJU will be reviewing all of these suspended extant licences and may revoke those captured under the new sanctions.

Please consider very carefully if you believe your licence does not contravene the new sanctions before contacting us. You will appreciate ECJU is exceptionally busy at the moment so please only contact us if you have strong grounds as to why your licence should not be revoked. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

The situation in Ukraine and Russia will continue to change over the coming days and weeks. This may involve further sanctions which could affect your business. You should continue to check the guidance pages listed below to ensure your business activities are compliant with the current sanctions against Russia. If in the meantime you wish to surrender your licence we can provide advice on how to do so via SPIRE.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS FOR ECJU CASE OFFICERS HAVE NOW CHANGED

We are no longer available on phone numbers starting 020 7215 -.
To find the new mobile phone number for your Case Officer, please see the link on the right of this screen for specific application enquiries. If this link doesn't work, please copy the URL below into your internet browser:

http://www.spire.trade.gov.uk/docs/ContactDetailsExportLicen
singOfficers.pdf

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

Create a new account to use SPIRE

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

Contacts

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

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