Steve Halford

Steve Halford
Steve joined Tradewin in 2017. Prior to joining Tradewin, Steve served for over ten years as the Ireland Regional Trade Compliance Manager for a major global electronics company. He has been involved in various projects regarding control program implementation, classification, customs procedures, control Program audits, AEO implementation and IT integration. Steve has over 25 years working in supply Chain Management and brings that knowledge and experience to the Trade Compliance area.

Recent Posts

Russian Sanctions in the European Union and the United Kingdom

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It has been over two months since the start of the invasion by Russia into Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022. As the tensions began to build before the invasion, the Member States of the European Union and the United Kingdom had been threatening to impose sanctions on Russia in the event that they invade Ukraine. Both the European Union and the United Kingdom were quick to enforce the sanctions once military operations commenced.

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Topics: Europe, Asia, Export Consulting, Import Consulting

Export Controls in Ireland

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I am often surprised when discussing export processes with Irish businesses how little is known about export controls, meaning the regimes and regulations that are in place controlling dual-use items by the Irish Authorities and the EU. Businesses who have been exporting for years and have strong compliance practices for customs procedures would respond with, “We don’t deal in military goods, so this doesn’t apply to us.” However, they don’t seem to have come across terms such as dual-use or sanctioned parties.

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Topics: Europe, Export Consulting