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To equip students with a contextual understanding of strategic trade controls and their complexities. Providing a practical understanding and knowledge of the purpose, process and pitfalls of strategic trade controls, together with an appreciation of good compliance principles and best practice. Students will critically consider key issues related to trade and export controls.
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Governments, together with various international conventions and treaties, seek to restrict the export and trade of sensitive items – broadly known as controlled items. Principally these items are restricted to protect and maintain national security and economic advantages that these items offer to the host state. The Strategic Trade Control and Compliance frameworks provide the environmental and regulatory context in which industry must operate, navigate and align with, both nationally and supra-nationally, in order to conduct and sustain business relating to the export of controlled items. Due to the complex nature and evolving policy landscape, compliance with Strategic Trade Controls can involve a high level of cost, additional resources and an ongoing commitment from industry. However, the risk of non-compliance may well be an order of magnitude greater in terms of unfulfilling business and reputation damage, together with the potential of prosecution and fines. When attending this course you will explore the key aspects, including the component parts of export control regimes, critically analyse the current paradigms and seek to identify missing or weak elements. The module will also seek to propose improvements and or new frameworks that focus on industry’s need.
The three day Strategic Trace Control and Compliance course will give delegates a contextual understanding of strategic trade controls and their complexities. Providing a practical understanding and knowledge of the purpose, process and pitfalls of strategic trade controls, together with an appreciation of good compliance principles and practice. Students will critically consider key issues related to trade and export controls.
At a glance
- 13 - 15 Sep 2021
- DurationThree days
- LocationCranfield campus
Standalone Short Course fee - £1,050
Short Course for Credit fee - £1,785
Course structureLectures, in combination with cohort discussions and debate, will be the primary method of teaching. A number of sessions use syndicate working and collaborative activities to draw upon the collective experiences of the cohort, round a structured activity. The module assignment enables students to undertake a topic, directly relevant to the individual and possibly their sponsoring organisation, in order to further the knowledge and understanding of the subject by the student. Students are encouraged to engage in the debates and discussion and ask questions of interest in relation to the topics delivered.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- Analyse the complex nature of the trade controls environment;
- Evaluate national and international controls and their implications, together with nature of their regulatory powers and identify those that are extra-territorial;
- In practice apply the acquired skills from the module to interpret the legal issues and components of export control licensing;
- Examine the definition of controls, the various activities and functions involved and how strategic trade controls and compliance and can benefit industry and government policy;
- Evaluate the required compliance and control components to implement an effective compliance system.
- Definitions and technical terms;
- Historical context and landscape of strategic trade controls;
- Examining trade – Free, protected or a bit of both?
- Does the arms trade operate in a market?
- Strategic Trade Control environment – the good, the bad, the ugly and the missing…
- Compliance models and tools;
- Interplay between industry, national policy and international commitments;
- The perspectives of Government and Industry;
- Critical analysis of trade controls and compliance;
- Building better compliance: a new model for oversight and governance;
- Implications of non-compliance, licensing considerations and practices;
- Strategies and best practice for compliance;
- Due diligence, how to understand your customers. Fraud and anti-corruption aspects;
- Sanctions and embargoes, freight forwarding, logistics and shipping;
- Recent developments and changes across strategic trade controls and compliance;
- Beyond Brexit – The future of UK trading relationships and collaborations.
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When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Defence and Security Export PgCert.
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Who should attend
Students must have successfully completed Introductory Studies and Legal, Ethical and Political Frameworks for Defence in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.
It is suitable for those currently employed, seeking employment or career progression in the sales and marketing arena of defence, aerospace and security organisations
- Mr Peter Jolliffe
- Guest speakers
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Location and travel
Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
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