Guidance

Open general export licences for X

Licences allowing the export of specific goods that have relaxed controls. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Details

These open general export licences (OGEL) allow, subject to certain conditions, the export of specific goods from the UK where the exporter is established in the UK.

Open general export licence (X) - from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (X)

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 licence is available in the documents section.

You can find revoked versions of the open general export licence (X) on the National Archives website.

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

Published 14 June 2012
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. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.

  9. Licence republished to incorporate changes to the Consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.

  10. Amended to reflect updates to the EU Dual-Use List (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1382/2014).

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

  12. Updated OGEL which came into force 1 July 2013

  13. First published.