Guidance

Open general export licences for cryptographic development

Licences allowing the export of certain types of cryptographic development software and technology. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Revoked: Open general export licence (cryptographic development) - from December 2019 (in force from 4 August 2019)

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Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions and destinations, the export of certain types of cryptographic (protecting information by transforming it into an unreadable format) development software and technology.

Open general export licence (cryptographic development) - from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (cryptographic development)

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 5 December 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 (cryptographic development) on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the Open general export licence (cryptographic development) from December 2019) on the National Archives website.

Published 7 December 2011
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. These open general export licences have been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

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

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

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

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

  6. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

  7. Changes to schedule 2: Central African Republic added. Serbia and Montenegro listed as distinct countries. Note amended to confirm that Switzerland includes Liechtenstein.

  8. Removed South Sudan from list of prohibited destinations. This change will be made formally when we update the licence with other changes later in March.

  9. The version of this licence published on 6 January was incorrect - this licence does not carry a reporting requirement. Text has been amended accordingly.

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

  11. First published.