Guidance

Open general export licences for information security items

Licences allowing the export of information security items. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow the export of ‘low risk’ information security items deploying encryption to a wide range of destinations.

Open general export licence (information security items) - from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (information security items)

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 5 December 2019.

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 (information security items) on the National Archives website.

You can find revoked versions of the open general export licence (information security items) from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 11 April 2018
Last updated 26 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. OGELs amended to include China, Hong Kong and Macao as permitted destinations for specific items.

  2. This Open General Export Licence has been revised to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period.

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

  4. This open general export licence has been amended to remove Hong Kong as a permitted destination.

  5. Clarity on who can use this licence.

  6. First published.