Open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods)

Licence for the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty.

All previous licences are revoked

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

These goods need to be re-exported or returned to one of the following:

  • the government of the country which sent the goods to the UK
  • the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Maintenance and Supply Agency
  • any other person who the goods were exported to - however, this replacement, or these repairs, will have to take place within 5 years of the date they were originally exported
Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 24 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Republished to clarify that an approved F1686 can be considered a written letter of approval from MOD.
  2. Two entries: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been added to the list of non-permitted entries on this licence.
  3. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  4. Licence updated to reflect amendments to the Export Control Order 2008 that came into force on 13 July 2017.
  5. Changes to destination countries in schedule 2: Central African Republic added, Serbia and Montenegro listed as distinct countries, Mongolian People's Republic updated now listed as Mongolia.
  6. Changes to rating codes ML8 and PL5001. South Sudan added to schedule 2 (destinations). MOD security requirements clarified. Pre-visit questionnaire clause added.
  7. 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.
  8. Correction: South Sudan added to Schedule 2 (destinations).
  9. Licence amended to reflect the new Government Security Classification System.
  10. Updated guidance to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  11. Revised licence published 6 September 2013.
  12. First published.