Open general export licence (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in non-embargoed destinations)

Revised licence allowing the export or transfer of military and dual-use goods to UK armed forces in countries not subject to an embargo.



This revised open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the export or transfer of most military and certain dual-use goods to UK armed forces or Ministry of Defence (MOD) civilians operating in countries not subject to an embargo. This includes software and technology and the provision of technical assistance.

All previous licences are revoked.

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

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 14 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Clarity on who can use this licence.

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

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

  4. Changes to destination countries in schedule 2: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Rwanda removed from part A country list. Central African Republic and North Korea added to part A.

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

  6. Licence amended to add Russia to the list of non-permitted destinations following the EU arms embargo on Russia.

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

  8. A paragraph has been added to the conditions and requirements of this licence to the effect that it will automatically run out if not used within any 24-month period.

  9. On 6 January 2014 the text under 'Conditions and requirements' of this licence was updated in error. The previous licence has been republished.

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

  11. First published.