Guidance

Open general export licences for export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods

Licences for the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty. See explanation below for which licence to use.

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

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 (NATO) 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

Open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) - from June 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

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

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 20 June 2019.

Classified items

If your items are classified, you are likely to require Form 680 clearance if you are planning to use these OGELs.

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 revoked versions of the open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) on the National Archives website.

You can find revoked versions of the open general export licence (export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) - from June 2019) on the National Archives website.

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 22 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. This OGEL has been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

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

  3. Licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 20 June 2019.

  4. Clarity on who can use this licence.

  5. Republished to clarify that an approved F1686 can be considered a written letter of approval from MOD.

  6. Two entries: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been added to the list of non-permitted entries on this licence.

  7. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.

  8. Licence updated to reflect amendments to the Export Control Order 2008 that came into force on 13 July 2017.

  9. 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.

  10. Changes to rating codes ML8 and PL5001. South Sudan added to schedule 2 (destinations). MOD security requirements clarified. Pre-visit questionnaire clause added.

  11. 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.

  12. Correction: South Sudan added to Schedule 2 (destinations).

  13. Licence amended to reflect the new Government Security Classification System.

  14. Updated guidance to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.

  15. Revised licence published 6 September 2013.

  16. First published.