Guidance

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

Licences for the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK to be returned to the original country for repair or replacement. See below explanation for which licence to use.

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These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, the export of military goods which had been previously imported into the UK to be subsequently returned or exported to the original country for repair/replacement under warranty, provided they are to be returned to the UK after the repair/replacement. The goods can also be exported if they are being returned as unwanted goods.

Open general export licence (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (export for 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 December 2019.

Classified items

If the goods are classified, you are likely to require Form 680 clearance if you are planning to use this OGEL.

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 (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the Open general export licence (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 3 July 2012
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. This Open General Export Licence 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. This open general export licence has been amended to remove Hong Kong as a permitted destination.

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

  7. Central African Republic added to destinations in schedule 2.

  8. Amendments to rating code PL5001. Addition of 'South Sudan' to Schedule 2 (destinations). MOD security requirements clarified. Clause added referring to pre-visit questionnaires.

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. Russia added to the list of non-permitted destinations.

  13. Licence updated to take account of the EU decision on 20 February 2014 to suspend all export licensing to Ukraine for any equipment which might be used for internal repression.

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

  15. Revised licence published 6 September 2013.

  16. First published.