Open general export licence (chemicals)

Licence allowing certain chemicals to be exported from the UK or other EU member states.


Open general export licence (chemicals)

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This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, certain chemicals to be exported from the UK or any other EU member state (with the exception of some countries), so long as the exporter is established in the UK. There is a 20kg limit on shipments.

This licence is no longer available for registration on SPIRE, the export licensing system. It remains available for use by those who registered before 28 October 2019.

See the revised OGEL (Chemicals).

This licence is subject to reporting requirements under the transparency initiative.

All previous licences are revoked.

Published 27 August 2009
Last updated 14 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Change in registration requirements, and clarity on who can use this licence.

  2. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.

  3. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.

  4. First published.