Trade Controls

Abide by trade controls to ensure a successful transfer of goods from one country to another

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Key Learning Points:

  • What trade controls are and why we have them
  • Who and what goods trade controls apply to
  • Your legal obligations when exporting and importing goods
  • What dual-use goods are
  • The 10 internationally categorised groups for dual-use goods
  • How to check whether goods require a shipping license

Course Overview

Trade controls are restrictions imposed on the transfer of items from one country to another by any individual, company, government or public body. They can help certain goods and technologies from falling into the wrong hands.

Our Trade Controls short course covers what trade controls are and their effects on companies exporting goods. It takes learners through the process of exporting, from deciding whether their shipment contains dual-use goods to completing a successfully international delivery.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 15 minutes
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  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

Learners are challenged: can you comply with all trade controls and make sure your company completes its shipment?

Assessment is taken via multiple-choice questions testing learners on subjects covered in the material. Learners must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass.

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You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

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2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
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The Importance of Trade Controls Training

Trade controls are restrictions imposed on the transfer of items from one country to another by an individual, a company, or a public body. They help prevent certain goods and technologies from falling into the wrong hands, e.g. countries which have embargoes imposed for national security, economic interests, and so on.

Completing training in this topic in advance makes sure unnecessary exporting delays are avoided and goods can get to their destinations, assuming their delivery is safe and legal.

The Importance of Trade Controls Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Do I need an export licence?
You may need an export licence if the goods you are shipping to another country are restricted or sensitive in some way. Examples include animal products, certain chemicals and military goods. It is always good to check in advance of any shipments to make sure you have all of the correct paperwork for your exports.
What are dual-use goods?
Dual-use goods are materials that can be used for civilian or military purposes. This can include goods, software, transport materials and documents. Extra restrictions may apply on dual-use goods when they are being imported or exported to make sure they are not intended to be used for a different purpose than stated.
What are some examples of dual-use goods?
Dual-use goods is a term that includes goods such as certain chemicals, vehicle parts and navigation materials. They have a range of legitimate civilian uses but can also be used or adapted for military purposes. Examples such as navigation systems, aeroplane parts and chlorine for pool cleaning might be subject to export controls.

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