What we do

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) issues licences for controlling the export of strategic goods.

ECO is part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Read more about what we do

We produce detailed guidance in these categories

  1. Import and export controls

    Which goods are controlled and how to get licences for them; the UK Strategic Export Control Lists; dealing with the Export Control Organisation (ECO). Read more

  2. Embargoes and sanctions

    Trade restrictions on exports of arms, military goods and Dual-Use Items to individual countries. Read more

Contact ECO

Helpline

Export Control Organisation
3rd Floor
1 Victoria Street

London
SW1H 0ET

Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.

Training

Awareness Co-ordinator
Export Control Organisation
3rd Floor
1 Victoria Street

London
SW1H 0ET

Contact for queries about strategic export control training for exporters.

Complaints

Head of Compliance
Export Control Organisation
3rd Floor
1 Victoria Street

London
SW1H 0ET

If you are unhappy with the service we provide, we would like to know. The first step is to speak to your usual contact in the ECO, such as your case licensing officer. If you are still not satisfied, you should write to the Head of Compliance.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street

London
SW1H 0ET

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