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The Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP) and Project Alpha of King’s College London have published guidance on export control designed for Universities as well as a toolkit for PIs. Much of the University’s guidance on export control has been adapted from this document and it is a valuable resource for those requiring further guidance. The case studies in section 6 of the Guide provide particularly useful advice.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have also issued specific guidance for academics and provide Export Control Training.

Further (different) controls apply if you are planning to export other categories of goods such as medicines, animal products, arts or antiques. Details are available from the UK Governments Export and Import Licences webpage.

Sanctions against Russia

The European Union has imposed two rounds of sanctions on Russia since 31 July 2014. A guidance document below summarises the scope of these sanctions. Principal Investigators should consider this guidance whenever planning to undertake research that will involve the export of equipment, technical knowledge or expertise to Russia. Sanctions may also affect some postgraduate teaching and the receipt of funding from sanctioned Russian individuals or companies.

A summary of the Russian Sanctions has been prepared by the Research Office and is available below:

Summary of Russian Sanctions (77.84 KB)

Guidance on Remote Teaching and Export Control

In August 2020 the University Research Office issued guidance on managing export control compliance relating to remote teaching. The guidance document is available below.

Guidance on Remote Teaching and Export Control