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.
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 July 2023
We are no longer available on phone numbers starting 020 7215 or on @trade email. To find the new mobile phone number and email address for your Case Officer, please copy both parts of the URL below into your internet browser:
New E-Mail Addresses for Department for Business and Trade
From 24 July 2023, E-Mails to the Department for Business and Trade team in Export Control Joint Unit are in the format "@businessandtrade.gov.uk".
The existing E-Mail addresses in the style "@trade.gov.uk" will be retained for a few months.
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
Create a new account to use SPIRE
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