Guidance

Open general export licences for technology for military goods

Licences allowing the export of technology and the information needed for the development, and production of, military goods. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

REVOKED Open general export licence technology for military goods - from June 2019 (in force from 5 December 2019)

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Details

These open general export licences (OGELs) allow, subject to certain conditions, export of technology for military goods.

For example, the information needed for the development and production of goods such as:

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

Classified items

If your items are classified, you are likely to require Form 680 clearance if you are planning to use these OGELs.

Open general export licence (technology for military goods) - from June 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general export licence (technology 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 revoked versions of the open general export licence (technology for military goods) on the National Archives website.

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

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 12 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. These OGELs have 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. Clarity on who can use this licence.

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

  5. Two entries: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been added to the list of non-permitted entries on this licence.

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

  7. Licence updated to reflect amendments to the Export Control Order 2008 that came into force on 13 July 2017.

  8. Changed goods list (schedule 1, part C), rating code PL5017 removed, Ivory Coast and Liberia removed from list of destinations in schedule 2.

  9. Changes to rating codes ML8 and PL5001. Addition of 'South Sudan' to Schedule 2 (destinations concerned). MOD security requirements clarified. Clause added referring to pre-visit questionnaires.

  10. 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.

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

  12. Schedule 3 had been deleted from the previous version (BIS/14/739) by mistake. This has now been rectified and the licence republished.

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

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

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

  16. First published.