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In line with this compliance, we require our suppliers to provide declarations so that we know what materials (including hardware, software, information and services) are subject to Export Control. These declarations are required either when we request a quotation or when we place a purchase order. If these materials are supplied to us on a regular basis and the applicable programme is active, then we require a yearly refresh of the declaration. 
The declaration is something we’ve always taken seriously and we expect our supply chain to support this. To help ensure we’re reducing risks and improving efficiencies for both suppliers and ourselves, we are introducing an online tool called Product Classification Exchange (PCE). It will support how we gather declarations from our suppliers and programme partners. Please explore the links on this page for further details.

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Exostar registration
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Submitting a declaration with PCE


Guidance & tips for PCE
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PCE Brochure
Introducing Product Classification Exchange (PCE)
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Exostar website
Organisation registration
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PCE Classification Format Guidance
This guidance supports the population of the PCE Excel Declaration form.
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Some of the most common questions relating to PCE
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