The EUCOTT was developed by King’s College London as part of the Consortium led by Expertise France implementing the EU Partner to Partner Programme on Dual-use Goods (CBRN CoE Projects 43 and 47). Officials in the partner countries associated with this programme can request access to the EUCOTT. 

In-depth trainings will be provided on a number of specific topics. The objective of these ‘themed events’ is to provide practitioners with a forum through which to expand their subject matter expertise while also understanding how other states tackle difficult topics. Each themed event will be tailored for the recipient State, would typically last between one and two days and will include practical exercises, case studies as well as taught materials. Partner countries can also request bespoke training or assistance, including with regards to legal assistance.

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01. Licensing Process

This course examines aspects of the licensing process, including examining the elements of the process, factors around assessment and factors around decision making. At the end of the event, participants will be better placed to undertake inter-departmental assessment of licence applications, know what a good licence application looks like, and will be aware of the different roles associated with the licensing assessment process. An exercise related to licence assessment is also included.

02. Interdiction

This will likely be an event for customs, intelligence and other officials who would be involved in preventing illegal or undesirable exports leaving the State’s territory. The event will train staff to understand how, when and why to conduct interdictions, and will deal with trends in illicit trade, risk profiling, and how to engage specific service providers, e.g. shippers. The event will include case studies which will illustrate how interdictions can be made and an interactive interdiction exercise.

03. Proliferation Financing

This event will focus on how states can implement controls on proliferation finance, particularly in the context of the Financial Action Task Force standards. It will address the relationship between financial and export controls, the need to engage with the financial service sector, and how the measures can be enforced. It will also include case studies related to proliferation finance and the role of financial intelligence units. A short exercise is included.

04. Transit and transhipment

This course is intended for staff that may become involved in implementation of controls on transit and transshipment. The course begins with an overview of transit and transshipment controls, including definitions. It then examines interdiction in relation to implementation of transit and transshipment controls. A variety of case studies are then examined. The program concludes by examining the role of trade service providers (the finance, shipping and insurance sectors) in implementing transit and transshipment controls.

05. Brokering Controls

This course is intended for staff that may become involved with implementation of brokering controls. The course starts by examining the role of intermediaries (brokers) in the global marketplace. A variety of case studies are then presented. Controls on brokering are then set out. The course concludes with a participant-driven exercise

06. Control List Classification

This course is intended for staff that may need to be able to reach a decision about whether goods appear on a control list. The course will include an introduction to the EU control list and its structure. Participants will be asked to classify a variety of products. Where possible, the training will take place at a location with access to real-world products that will be rated against the control list. Table-top ratings will also be undertaken. The focus of these tasks will be in discussing methods and differing opinions among the participants.

07. Interagency Cooperation Excercise

This exercise is based upon the exercise that JRC ran for EU licensing and customs officials. It is intended to simulate the types of cases and challenges that officials may see in their daily role.

08. Investigation and Prosecution

A bespoke course can be created on investigation and prosecution. Such a course is likely to be lead by an individual who has real-world experience in investigating and prosecuting export control violations.

09. Dual-Use Commodities from a Customs Perspective

This course is aimed primarily at working-level customs officials and seeks to introduce customs officials to dual-use commodities. Commodities will be selected based upon their relevance to partner countries and with input from participants

10. Customs Processes

This course is designed primarily to introduce working-level customs officials to the topic of Strategic Trade Control Enforcement.

11. Industry Outreach

A bespoke event could be organised in partnership with the relevant national authority in order to engage industry. The event would bring together representatives of companies from the partner country and from Europe in order to share good practices and experiences for the implementation of controls.

EUCOTT Themed Training Module

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