FM: Department of Trade and Industry
From: DJ Hall, Assistant Secretary
For: JG WILSON
- I have to inform you that I have today amended the export of goods (control) order 1981 to prohibit the export without a license from the Secretary of State of certain vacuum furnaces and isostatic presses, and parts and components for them.
- The effect of this is to prohibit the export by your company of the equipment not yet shipped which you contracted to supply to the Soviet Union in 1983. Breach of the order is of course an offense.
- The department recognizes that this order will put your company in some difficulty. I understand that the contract is the subject of ECGD cover, including cover against the imposition of export licensing controls. You will no doubt wish to pursue the matter with ECGD.
- The full text of the order is in my following Telex
1985 Number 148
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
The Export of Goods (Control)(Amendment Number 10) Order 1985.
Made 8 Th February 1985
Coming into operation at 1.40 PM 8 Th February 1985
The Secretary of State, in exercise of powers conferred by section 1 of the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defense) Act 1939 (a) and now vested in him (b), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment Number 10) Order 1985.
2. The Export of Goods (Control) Order 1981 (c) shall be further amended as follows:--
(A) In Group 3C of Part II of Schedule l, in the entry relating to furnaces, head (3) shall be deleted and there shall be added the following new heads--
3. Vacuum induction furnaces incorporating susceptor, designed to operate at temperatures in excess of 2,273K (2,000C) and having a working diameter greater than 100 mm...…A
4. Specialized parts, components and controls for the equipment specified in heads (1) (2) and (3) above .....…A
(B) In Group 3D of Part II of Schedule 1, in the entry relating to presses, heads (3) and (4) shall be deleted and there shall be substituted the following--
(3) Presses, isostatic, having either of the following characteristics:
(A) capable of achieving a maximum working pressure of 138M Pa(20,000 psi) or greater and possessing a chamber cavity with an inside diameter in excess of 406 millimeter (16 inches); or
(B) having a controlled thermal environment within the closed cavity and possessing a working cavity with an inside diameter of 127 millimeter (5 inches) or more...…A
(4) Control equipment and parts and components especially designed for the presses in heads (1) to (3) above (inclusive); specially designed dies and molds for the presses in head (3) above, except those used in isostatic presses operating at ambient temperatures, and specially designed software for the use of the presses in head (3) above and their control equipment and parts and components.…A