Some composite materials offer desirable properties for use in military, missile and WMD programs. National export controls exist in practically all countries to check proliferation-related trade in these materials. Companies operating in the composites sector need to have business-friendly export compliance systems in place to manage the legal, financial, and reputational risks of either exporting goods without a licence or inadvertently supplying goods to a programme of concern.
This seminar provided an up-to-date assessment of the proliferation threat posed to the UK composites industry and highlighted considerations for export compliance and risk management. Proliferation specialists, government officials, and industry experts outlined ways to effectively manage export compliance requirements and best practices.