The success of East Harbour Group Ltd depends, in large part, on the business we do overseas.

Export controls imposed by the UK Government affect several of the products that we sell and many of our overseas markets. We must therefore understand the controls and be sure that we comply with them. The purpose of export controls is to limit the supply of technology or strategic goods to countries proscribed, principally for reasons of proliferation, security, or terrorism. It is in the interest of us all that the controls are effective if it makes the world a safer place.

For our business it is essential that we comply with the legislation: failure to do so would bring serious penalties for the company and for the individuals concerned. Due to the seriousness of our commitment to strictly comply with this legislation, the Managing Director assumes full responsibility within the company for export control matters. This role is assisted by the QHSE Manager in reviewing the effectiveness of our processes and procedures when considering the Export Control Organisation’s Code of Practice to which we shall adhere.

However, in spite of the above, each of us must also be aware of our own role and ensure that no items are despatched (remembering that this term also covers the transmission of software or technology by fax, telephone or other electronic media and arranging to move goods between third countries) without due clearance and authorisation.

Information is available on how export controls affect your position; make sure you are aware of it.