Open general export licence (X)

Licence allowing the export of specific goods that have relaxed controls.


Open general export licence (X)


This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the export of specific goods from the UK, or any other EU member state, where the exporter is established in the UK. This OGEL is not often used any more. It was introduced to allow the UK to relax export controls over certain goods. International agreements now cover this change.

All previous licences are revoked.

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

Published 14 June 2012
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. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  4. Licence republished to incorporate changes to the Consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.
  5. Amended to reflect updates to the EU Dual-Use List (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1382/2014).
  6. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  7. Updated OGEL which came into force 1 July 2013
  8. First published.