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

Licence for the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK to be returned to the original country for repair or replacement.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, 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.

All previous licences are revoked.

Published 3 July 2012
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. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  3. Central African Republic added to destinations in schedule 2.
  4. Amendments to rating code PL5001. Addition of 'South Sudan' to Schedule 2 (destinations). MOD security requirements clarified. Clause added referring to pre-visit questionnaires.
  5. 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.
  6. Correction: South Sudan added to Schedule 2 (destinations).
  7. Licence amended to reflect the new Government Security Classification System
  8. Russia added to the list of non-permitted destinations.
  9. 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.
  10. Updated guidance to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  11. Revised licence published 6 September 2013.
  12. First published.