The Export Control Organisation (“ECO”) has published a new version of the Iran List. This is a listing of entities and organisations in Iran, published in order to help exporters judge which exports might be of concern for End-Use Control reasons. This will be of relevance when determining whether goods require a UK export licence.
Exports can require a licence for one of two reasons:
1. the goods are listed on one or more sanctions lists, in which case they are classified as “controlled items” and a licence is required regardless of the end user; or
2. the goods are not listed, but there are concerns about end use, for example there may be concerns that an organisation will make use of the items in a Weapons of Mass Destruction or military programme.
The Iran List will assist in determining whether goods fall within no.2 above, and whether traders will need to contact the ECO and apply for a licence for specific exports. If a party is considering a transaction which involves a party on the Iran List in any capacity, that party should make themselves aware of the ECO’s End-User Advice Service.
The full Iran List can be found online. The entities recently added to the list are:
- Abadan Petrochemical Company
- Abfa Markazi Water Treatment Company
- Daru Shisheh (Dashco)
- Ghazvin Glass Company
- Golza Co.
- International Mine & Industry Supporters Co.
- Iran Minerals Production and Supply Co. (aka IMPASCO)
- Isfahan University of Technology
- Kardanane Shargh Co.
- Polyacryl Iran Corp.
- Sherkate Arka Fajr Aka Limited