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The export control joint unit (ECJU) has amended the Export Control Order 2008. Changes have been made to article 2 (Interpretation) and Schedule 2 of the order. Four open general export licences have been amended accordingly.
The new order, The Export Control (Amendment) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018 No.165) comes into force on 5 March 2018. The amending order makes a small number of changes to schedule 2 to the main order, which lists the military goods, software and technology subject to export controls. These changes reflect amendments made to the EU Common Military List following agreement to alter this list in the international export control regime known as the Wassenaar Arrangement.
These changes need to be incorporated into UK legislation to reflect the UK commitment to the international non-proliferation regime. The ECJU will also update the consolidated control list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.
The changes are:
- the entry for ‘adapted for use in war’ is deleted and a new definition of biological agents has been agreed
- a new heading for ML7 (chemical and biological agents)
- a new substituted entry for ML7.a.
- a new entry inserted as ML8.a.41
- a new substituted entry for ML8.c.3.
- a new entry and technical notes inserted as ML8.h (reactive materials)
In article 2 (Interpretation) the definition of ‘information security items’ has been removed. Changes made by the Export Control (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/85) have made this definition redundant.
1. Changes to OGELs
The two new entries ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been excluded from the following OGELs:
- export after exhibition or demonstration: military goods
- export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods
- exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty
- technology for military goods
1.1 ECJU Contact details
Export Control Joint Unit
3 Whitehall Place
Telephone 020 7215 4594
Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.
You can find:
- Notices to Exporters from September 2012 to July 2016 at the National Archives
- Notices to Exporters prior to September 2012 at the National Archives
This notice is for information only and has no force in law. If the information here applies to your business, we recommend you take appropriate action; including seeking legal advice if necessary.