Guidance

Open general export licences for chemicals

Licences allowing certain chemicals to be exported from the UK to permitted destinations. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Revoked: Open general export licence (chemicals) - from December 2019 (in force from 31 December 2020)

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Revoked: Open general export licence (chemicals) (in force from 31 December 2020)

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Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, certain chemicals to be exported from the UK so long as the exporter is established in the UK. There is a 20kg limit on shipments.

Open general export licence (chemicals) - from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (chemicals)

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 28 October 2019.

Reporting requirements

These OGELs are subject to reporting requirements under the open licence returns transparency initiative.

Revoked licences

The most recent revoked licences are available in the documents section.

You can find older revoked versions of the open general export licence chemicals on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the open general export licence chemicals – from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 27 August 2009
Last updated 9 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. These open general export licences have been revised to remove Belarus as a permitted destination.

  2. This open general export licence has been revised to remove Russia as a permitted destination.

  3. These OGELs have been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

  4. OGELs revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period and updates to the list of controlled items.

  5. This open general export licence has been amended to remove Hong Kong as a permitted destination.

  6. Change in registration requirements, and clarity on who can use this licence.

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

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

  9. First published.