The UK government has introduced a new national control on the export of submersible vessels and related equipment, software and technology to Russia, which enters into force on 14 August 2019. The additional control has been introduced for reasons of national security and as a result of Russia developing its capabilities to track, access and disrupt undersea communication cables.

Exporters may apply for export licences for controlled items, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please follow this link to access the Notice to Exporters, and this link for the text of the new control. Author: Sunny Mann.