Guidance

Open general export licences for technology for dual-use items

Licences allowing the export of technology for dual-use items. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Revoked: Open general export licence (technology for dual-use items) - from June 2019 (in force from 18 February 2020)

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Revoked: Open general export licence (technology for dual-use items) (in force from 17 January 2020)

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Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, the export of technology for dual-use items (with both a civilian and military application) from the UK, where the exporter is established in the UK. Technology is the information needed for the development and production of goods such as:

  • blueprints
  • plans
  • diagrams
  • models
  • formulae
  • tables
  • designs
  • specifications
  • manuals
  • instructions

It includes the transmission of software or technology by fax, telephone or other electronic media.

Open general export licence (technology for dual-use items) - from June 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (technology for dual-use items)

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 revoked versions of the open general export licence (technology for dual-use items) on the National Archives website.

You can find older revoked versions of the open general export licence (technology for dual-use items) - from June 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 1 July 2013
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. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.

  6. Licence updated and republished to reflect amendments to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

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

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

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

  10. The version of this licence published on 6 January was incorrect - this licence does not carry a reporting requirement. Text has been amended accordingly.

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

  12. First published.