Richard Tauwhare 

Director, Richard Tauwhare Consulting Limited

Richard Tauwhare is an independent consultant who specialises in EU single market and customs regulations, export controls, sanctions and trade restrictions, and the trade-related aspects of Brexit.

Richard provides consultancy advice and training on UK, EU and US export controls, sanctions, customs and Brexit issues to a range of defence and dual-use manufacturers, Chambers of Commerce and universities, mainly in the UK. This includes setting up or improving internal compliance programmes, drafting policies and procedures, conducting internal audits, advising on complex issues and licence applications, and managing Voluntary Self-Disclosures.

As a former senior UK diplomat, Richard has 40 years’ experience of the negotiation and implementation of international and EU trade regulations, particularly of sanctions and embargoes, and controls on trade in arms and dual-use goods, including as Head of Export Control Policy in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as a Senior Director in the International Trade practice of law firm Dechert LLP in London.

Richard chairs the Brexit sub-committee of the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence and Dual-Use Goods (EGADD) and is an elected member of the EGADD Executive Committee, a member of the Joint Electronics Telecoms Security Export Control Committee of techUK, of the Institute of Export’s Export Control Profession, and of the Editorial Board of the World Export Control Review Journal.