Open general export licence (low value shipments)

Licence allowing the export of low value shipments of certain goods.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, 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 or any other EU member state where the exporter is established in the UK.

All previous licences are revoked.

This licence is subject to reporting requirements under the transparency initiative.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 1 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Burma removed from the list of permitted destinations.
  2. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.
  3. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.
  4. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  5. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  6. First published.