Compliance and Eligibility to Exhibit
The DSEI organisers, in cooperation with multiple Government departments, have defined the following policy on matters of compliance at DSEI. All products on display at DSEI must comply with the Export Control Act 2002 (as amended) and it is solely the exhibitors' responsibility to obtain all necessary licenses and authorities. Compliance audits will take place throughout DSEI and exhibitors who are found in breach of this policy will forfeit their right to exhibit.
A. UK Export Control Act 2002
a. Restraints specifically designed for restraining human beings, as follows:
|i. Leg irons, gang chains, shackles1 and individual cuffs or shackle bracelets except those that are ordinary hand cuffs2|
|ii. Restraint chairs unless designed for disabled persons|
|iii. Thumb cuffs and thumbscrews including serrated thumb cuffs|
|iv. Electric shock belts3|
- each munition contains fewer than ten explosive sub-munitions
- each explosive sub-munition weighs more than four kilograms
- each explosive sub-munition is designed to detect and engage a single target object
- each explosive sub-munition is equipped with an electronic self-destruction mechanism
each explosive sub-munition is equipped with an electronic self-deactivating feature
B. Equipment, Services and documentation exhibited or promoted.
C. Dangerous exhibits, prohibited weapons, firearms & hazardous equipment.
Any exhibitor who, by way of trade or business, manufacturers, sells, transfers, repairs, tests or proves or exposes for sale or transfer or has in his possession for sale, repair, test or proof any firearm or ammunition to which Sections 1 and 5 of the Great Britain Firearms Act 1968 (as amended) apply, must first obtain a Metropolitan Police Service Registered Firearms Dealer Certificate to cover their temporary exhibiting activities at ExCeL. In addition, any exhibitor who has in his possession or purchases or acquires, or manufactures sells or transfers any firearm and ammunition to which Section 5 of the Act applies also requires a separate authority issued by the Home Office to cover their activities at ExCeL (full details will be issued with the exhibitors’ handbook). Failure to obtain a Registered Firearms Dealer certificate and Section 5 authority, as applicable, prior to arrival in the UK will preclude an exhibitor from exhibiting. Any exhibitor who attempts to exhibit or sell any fi rearm or ammunition without the appropriate certificate and authority will be liable to prosecution.
D. Exhibitor registration & accreditation.
All personnel attending DSEI, including exhibitors’ stand personnel, representatives, guests, contractors/subcontractors (stand build and services) and security personnel who will be working on stands and hospitality areas, must be pre-registered to attend DSEI. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to check the bona fides of all personnel that they register to attend DSEI. All exhibitors must inform the Organisers of any private security officers or security officers from their own company who may be onsite during DSEI. The exhibitor takes responsibility for the bona fi des of such security officers, including Security Industry Association licensing checks, where applicable. Security Officers employed by exhibitors have jurisdiction on their tenancy areas only and are not permitted to carry out any duties elsewhere within ExCeL. Information regarding exhibitors’ security and licensing is to be provided to the Organisers on request. Security Officers and Police Officers employed by the Organisers and Organisers Security Management have primacy in all matters concerning breaches of security and have right of access to all tenancy areas.