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Open general export licences for software and source code for military goods

Licences allowing the export of a wide range of software and source codes for military goods.

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REVOKED: Open general export licence (software and source code for military goods)

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These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, the export of a wide range of software and source codes for military goods.

Open general export licence (software and source code for military goods) - from June 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (software and source code for military goods)

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 20 June 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 older revoked versions of the open general export licence (software and source code for military goods) on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the open general export licence (software and source code for military goods) from June 2019) on the National Archives website.

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 7 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. These licences have been amended to take into account changes to the list of defence-related products.

  2. Clarity on who can use this licence.

  3. Licence republished following addition of control list entry ML21.b.4.

  4. Republished to clarify that an approved F1686 can be considered a written letter of approval from MOD.

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

  6. Changes to destinations in schedule 2: Central African Republic added, Serbia and Montenegro listed as distinct countries, Mongolian People's Republic now listed as Mongolia.

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

  8. Removed South Sudan from list of prohibited destinations. This change will be made formally when we update the licence with other changes later in March.

  9. Correction: South Sudan added to Schedule 2 (destinations).

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

  11. The version of this licence published on 6 January erroneously stated that it came under the reporting requirements of the transparency initiative. This paragraph has been removed. The licence has also been updated with revised requirements relating to the Form 680 process.

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

  13. First published.