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Open general export licences (OGELs)

This collection brings together all documents relating to open general export licences (OGELs).

A full listing of all Open General Export Licences (OGELs) which are issued by the Export Control Organisation (ECO), part of the Department for International Trade.

OGELs are pre-published licences which you need to register for via the ECO’s export licensing database, SPIRE. Holders of OGELs must meet all specified terms and conditions and are subject to compliance audits conducted by ECO. To check all OGEL conditions you are recommended to use the ECO’s Checker Tools database. If you cannot meet all the listed conditions you will need to apply for other licence types such as a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) or Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) via SPIRE.

Amendments to OGELs

You should be aware that there are periodic updates to licences. Notifications of any amendments are published via the ECO’s Notices to Exporters email alert service.

Revoked OGELs

Export licences are amended from time to time. The main reasons why licences are amended are:

  • the goods and countries to which goods can be exported under these licences change.
  • or due to new embargoes being imposed or sanctions being lifted

Revoked versions of each licence are published on GOV.UK for reference. You can access the revoked licences page from the publication page of each current open general export licence.

Dual Use Open General Export Licences

Dual use items are goods and technology with both military and civilian applications.

  1. Open general export licence (chemicals)
  2. Open general export licence (cryptographic development)
  3. Open general export licence (export after exhibition: dual-use items)
  4. Open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items)
  5. Open general export licence (export for repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items)
  6. Open general export licence (dual-use items: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  7. Open general export licence (international non-proliferation regime decontrols: dual-use items)
  8. Open general export licence (low value shipments)
  9. Open general export licence (oil and gas exploration: dual-use items)
  10. Open general export licence (technology for dual-use items)
  11. Open general export licence (Turkey)
  12. Open general export licence (X)
  13. Open general export licence (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in embargoed destinations)
  14. Open general export licence (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in non-embargoed destinations)
  15. Open general export licence (exports of non-lethal military and dual-use goods: to UK diplomatic missions or consular posts)
  16. Open general export licence (PCBs and components for dual-use items)

Military Goods Open General Export Licences

Permit for the export of less-restricted controlled military goods.

  1. Open general export licence (access overseas to software and technology for military goods: individual use only)
  2. Open general export licence (certified companies)
  3. Open general export licence (export after exhibition or demonstration: military goods)
  4. Open general export licence (export for exhibition: military goods)
  5. Open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods)
  6. Open general export licence (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods)
  7. Open general export licence (exports in support of Turkish Aerospace Industries TF-X programme)
  8. Open general export licence (exports or transfers in support of UK government defence contracts)
  9. Open general export licence: exports under the US-UK defence trade co-operation treaty
  10. Open general export licence (historic military goods)
  11. Open general export licence (historic military vehicles and artillery pieces)
  12. Open general export licence (military components)
  13. Open general export licence (military goods, software and technology)
  14. Open general export licence (military goods: collaborative project typhoon)
  15. Open general export licence (military goods: for demonstration)
  16. Open general export licence (military goods, software and technology: government or NATO end use)
  17. Open general export licence (military surplus vehicles)
  18. Open general export licence (software and source code for military goods)
  19. Open general export licence (technology for military goods)
  20. Open general export licence (vintage aircraft)
  21. Open general export licence (exports of non-lethal military and dual-use goods: to UK diplomatic missions or consular posts)
  22. Open general export licence (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in embargoed destinations)
  23. Open general export licence (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in non-embargoed destinations)
  24. Open general export licence (exports in support of joint strike fighter: F-35 Lightning II)
  25. Open general export licence (military goods: A400M collaborative programme)
  26. Open general export licence (PCBs and components for military goods)

Transhipment Open General Export Licences

Transhipment licences allow controlled goods to pass through the UK on the way to other destinations.

Open General Trade Control Licences

Licences which control the trafficking and brokering activity between one third country and another where the transaction or deal is brokered in the UK or by a UK person.

Other types of Open General Export Licences

There are a number of Open General Export Licences (OGELs) that do not fall neatly into other categories.

EU General Export Authorisations

European Union General Export Authorisations (EU GEAs) are the EU equivalent of an OGEL and are designed to provide licensing coverage for certain specified dual use items to specified non-EU destinations.

  1. EU General Export Authorisations
Published 29 September 2013
Last updated 28 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added new military OGEL (TF-X).
  2. Updated text to reflect the fact that Export Control Organisation is now part of the Department for International Trade.
  3. Added 2 new OGELs (PCBs and components for military goods; PCBs and components for dual-use goods).
  4. Removed OGEL (international non-proliferation regime decontrols: military items) from this collection as it has been permanently revoked.
  5. Added new Military OGEL - A400M.
  6. Added link to new OGEL - Joint Strike Fighter
  7. First published.