Export Compliance Officer - ITAR, EAR, Licences

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6 months
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Export Compliance Officer - Contract - Buckinghamshire - Great Rates!

Can you answer the following questions?

Q1. Where have you used Export Control?

Q2. Demonstrate the difference between EAR and ITAR?

Q3. What do you know of UK Export Control Licences?

Q4. What do you know of US Export Control?

Our Client, a large aerospace engineering organisation are looking for an Export Compliance Officer to be based in Buckinghamshire.

You will be responsible for trade compliance including specifically compliance with US export licensing requirements and for applicable import & export controls.

You'll interact with internal and external stakeholders and be the "go to person for any employee with any trade controls compliance issues or queries.

You will be responsible for all export and import activities, representing the organisation to Government agencies responsible for auditing compliance, developing and maintaining a Training Plan for the identification, delivery and evaluation of International Trade related training across the business together with provision of guidance on all aspects of International Trade.


  • Interface with US authorities on licence applications/queries. (HMRC/BIS).
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with US Export Legislation.
  • Working with Business Development to ensure F680 and Exhibition clearances are in place to meet business requirements.
  • Maintain suitable procedures and records to demonstrate control of exports to meet BIS, HMRC and/or Corporate audits and other company standards.
  • Play a key role in any BIS/HMRC/MoD audits and compliance visits, ensuring adequate preparation, training and communication within the company.
  • Compliance with US International Traffic & Arms regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Dual Use regulations.
  • Maintenance and coordination of US Authorisations including Technical
  • Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing Licence Agreements, US Licences and exemptions. Liaise with purchasing, engineering, projects, commercial and other functions to ensure compliance with and an understanding of US ITAR, EAR and End Use requirements and other US requirements.
  • Assist in developing processes and controls to ensure compliance is maintained throughout the business.
  • Provide training, guidance and expertise to others in maintaining export compliance standards.
  • Advise and communicate with various departments on export issues from the earliest commercial stage through the project life cycle.
  • Planning and arranging of shipments, including import/export shipments, customs clearance and interfacing with Couriers, Freight Forwarders and other cargo handlers.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working within the Defence/Aerospace Industry.
  • A good working knowledge of both US & UK Export Control requirements
  • Previous experience of ITAR Regulations for military products and a good understanding of US ITAR and EAR regulations including their impact in the UK.
  • The applicant must be able to perform in a customer focussed business environment, cope with competing priorities without significant direction and must be able to work to and achieve set objectives and targets as required by the business.
  • Ideally some commercial experience/background as well as Trade Compliance or otherwise be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to deliver the role of
  • Trade Compliance within a business focussed environment.


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