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Export control.

In recent years, trade has become far more complex throughout Europe and the UK – with multiple rule changes, new logistics bottlenecks, and the possibility that more will follow in the future. For those working with logistics chains, understanding export controls and their on-the-ground implications is fundamental. But it’s not only goods that are affected by trade regulation: services and indeed any business transaction across borders may also be the subject of legislation.

For that reason, employees need to be well informed, and leaders must ensure they incorporate export control knowledge into day-to-day practice. To help achieve this, Sponge has crafted a range of cutting-edge programmes to make learning unforgettable – all adaptable to your company and its particular needs.

Keeping ahead of business risk.

Authoritative content.

Created by leading authorities in export control alongside Sponge's learning science experts, our programme is designed to drive behavioural change – not just impart academic knowledge.

Customised to your needs.

Build a tailored programme through our Mix & Match modules and target specific knowledge gaps - or go fully bespoke.

Easy, fast deployment.

Seamless deployment through your existing LMS, or delivered with Sponge’s dedicated LMS solution.

In your language.

With ready-made options in English, German and French, and the capability to serve a wide range of other languages.

What our ready-made
programme offers.

Every organisation has different learning requirements and gaps in understanding that need to be filled. With our special Mix & Match system, your learning manager can work with our experts to identify the training modules employees need and the lesson type that suits them best – from text and images to video, animations and simulations.

Your employees are introduced to export control by carrying out legal transactions in foreign trade, learning to recognise when they are affected by export regulations and how to behave in accordance with both the law and the interest of their company.  

  • Welcome. 
  • Export Control: an overview. 
  • Export Control in everyday business. 
  • Types of export restrictions. 
  • US control and embargo law. 
  • Red flags. 
  • Assessment.

Dr Bärbel Sachs is an expert in international and European foreign trade law with the law firm Noerr LLP, specialising in export control law, customs and embargo law. After working as an associated partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dr Sachs has headed the foreign trade law team at Noerr LLP since 2012. She has advised clients in all areas of foreign trade law since 2006 and is a member of the Board of Editors of the specialist journal World ECR. More information is available at

Our export control programmes are used by LANXESS, BAYER, Bosch, LEONI, SGL Carbon and SCHOTT, among others.

Looking to create something special?

Sponge is industry-famous for cutting edge bespoke solutions. Clients come to us to set new standards for what an online compliance learning experience can be. When the topic is dry, the experience is everything.

tailored solutions.

Our range of services responds to your specific learning needs – whatever form they take.


Curious about how employees are learning? Want to know what gaps need filling? Our consultants can offer expert help.


Our award-winning bespoke solutions can make compliance a stimulating learning experience – not just a practical necessity.

Mix & Match Solutions.

Create a flexible, distinctive programme for your employees by picking and choosing from a range of different modules.

Find your solution

Find your ideal Export Control learning solution

Export Control from ready-to-go,
to cutting edge and bespoke.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, tailorable, or off-the-shelf solutions, and full deployment on an LMS if you need it.

Start with core content, and customise it to meet your specifications.

  • Mix and match content modules.
  • Customise to your brand style.
  • Select sector-specific content. 
  • Translate into many languages.

Explore our tailorable digital compliance training.

Some bespoke learning methods we work with: 

  • Role-play through game-based learning. 
  • Augmented reality. 
  • Blended learning.  
  • Video. 
  • Micro-learning. 
  • Competitive learning. 
  • Simulations. 
  • Quiz-based learning. 

Explore Bespoke Digital Learning with Sponge

Enhance your learning.

Sponge also provides optional content delivery and reporting systems to help you take control of your company’s learning:

Sponge LMS.

Our user-friendly Learning Management System makes it straightforward to manage compliance training and track learners’ progress.

Sponge Analytics.

Sponge Analytics is a premium analytics tool that measures the success of a learning programme against objectives chosen by you. With a quick-look dashboard customisable to your chosen metrics, you can review granular results in just a few seconds.


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