Guidance

Open general export licences for low value shipments

Licences allowing the export of low value shipments of certain goods. See explanation below for which licence to use.

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Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, a single export order of certain goods to a named person in 1 or more shipments, the total value of which is not more than £6,000. The shipments can be exported from the UK where the exporter is established in the UK.

Open general export licence (low value shipments) from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (low value shipments)

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 (low value shipments) on the National Archives website.

You can find revoked versions of the open general export licence (low value shipments) from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 1 July 2013
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 reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

  4. Change in registration requirements, and clarity on who can use this licence.

  5. OGEL updated to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 which came into force on 15 December 2018.

  6. Burma removed from the list of permitted destinations.

  7. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.

  8. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

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

  10. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.

  11. First published.