Open general trade control licence (category C goods)

Licence for the transfer of ‘category C’ military goods to and from specified countries.



This open general trade control licence (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).

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 17 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  2. Licence amended to add Russia to the list of non-permitted destinations following the EU arms embargo on Russia.
  3. Updated text in Conditions and Requirements to reflect new reporting process in connection with the Transparency Initiative.
  4. First published.