Guide

How to determine if your goods need an export licence

Training and online tools to help you self-rate

To help you in being able to self-rate, the Export Control Organisation (ECO) provides two online search tools and also a regular programme of training seminars in how to 'rate' your goods for export control purposes.

Online Search Tools

You can use either the Control List Classification Search Tool (on the SPIRE database) or the Goods Checker database to aid searching the UK Strategic Export Control Lists by using relevant keywords.

Control List Classification Search Tool

This tool is designed to help you search on previous 'rating' assessments made by the ECO's Technical Assessment Unit.

Use the SPIRE service.

Goods Checker Database Tool

The Goods Checker database is designed to help you do key word searches on the specific wording included in the UK Strategic Export Control Lists. It can be helpful in identifying the definitions as referenced in the Control Lists.

Use the OGEL and Goods Checker.