All exhibitors at DSEI will be subject to the UK Export Control Act 2002 and the Export Control Order 2008 - which is secondary legislation under the Act that came into force on 6 April 2009. The Export Control Organisation (ECO), part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) are the UK government department responsible for licensing and controlling the export of strategic goods and technology, including all items specially designed or modified for military use, and many types of paramilitary goods. The Organisers of DSEI work with and act in support of ECO to ensure that all Exhibitors' equipment, services, documentation and all other forms of visual promotion and display, exhibited or proposed, must comply with:
- UK law and the UK's international undertakings
- EU/UN Law and EU/UN international undertakings
The controls encompass export from the UK, and also certain UK involvement in movements of these goods between overseas countries where the deal is made in the UK or by a UK person based overseas. It is important that your organization is aware of all current UK trade controls and whether they affect your business prior to exhibiting at DSEI. There is a requirement for a Trade Control Licence from the Export Control Organisation if the goods on display, or the related promotional material, fall under Category A of the Trade Controls.
Breach of any aspect of UK trade controls will be treated as breach of DSEI’s terms and conditions regarding Compliance and Eligibility to Exhibit.
The promotion of Category A items is prohibited at all Clarion Defence & Security Events. This restriction applies to all forms of promotion, including the distribution of brochures or other promotional material from your stand which features images or details of any Category A goods, even if your company does not intend to market these goods at the event.