Guidance

Open general trade control licences for category C goods

Licences for the transfer of ‘category C’ military goods to and from specified countries. See explanation below for which licence to use.

Documents

Details

These open general trade control licences (OGTCL) allows the transfer to and from specified countries of ‘category C’ goods.

You will need to state the exact name of the licence or the SPIRE reference on any supporting documentation given to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Open general trade control licence (category C goods) - from December 2019

This version of the licence is available for registration.

Open general trade control licence (category C goods)

This version of the licence is no longer available for registration, but remains available for users who registered before 25 September 2019.

Reporting requirements

These OGTCLs 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 trade control licence (category C goods) on the National Archives website.

You can find revoked versions of the open general trade control licence (category C goods) from December 2019 on the National Archives website.

Published 30 June 2011
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. Change in registration requirements, and clarity on who can use this licence.

  4. This licence has been amended following a review of export licences to Hong Kong.

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

  6. Licence amended to add Russia to the list of non-permitted destinations following the EU arms embargo on Russia.

  7. Updated text in Conditions and Requirements to reflect new reporting process in connection with the Transparency Initiative.

  8. First published.