Open general export licence (export after exhibition or demonstration: military goods)

Licence for the export of military goods that have been temporarily imported into the UK for exhibition or demonstration.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the export of military goods to certain destinations if they have been temporarily imported into the UK for exhibition or demonstration purposes.

All previous licences are revoked.

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 5 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Two entries: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been added to the list of non-permitted entries on this licence.
  2. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  3. Licence updated to reflect amendments to the Export Control Order 2008 that came into force on 13 July 2017.
  4. Changes to countries in schedule 2: Central African Republic added, Serbia and Montenegro listed as distinct countries, Ivory Coast and Liberia removed.
  5. Changes to rating codes ML8 and PL5001. Addition of 'South Sudan' to Schedule 2 (destinations concerned). MOD security requirements clarified.
  6. This licence has been republished in light of the continuing suspension of military cooperation with Russia.
  7. A paragraph has been added to the Conditions and Requirements explaining that it will automatically run out if not used within a 2 year period.
  8. Incorrect paragraph on reporting (was section 4 (6)) has been deleted.
  9. Corrected text - removed Croatia from list of excluded destinations.
  10. On 1 January 2014 the text under 'Conditions and requirements' of this licence was updated in error. This has been corrected and the previous licence has been republished.
  11. Updated guidance to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  12. First published.