Open general trade control licence (maritime anti-piracy)

Licence providing export licensing coverage for maritime anti-piracy services in the ‘high risk area’.



This open general trade control licence (OGTCL) provides, subject to certain conditions, export licensing coverage for maritime anti-piracy services that traverse the ‘high risk area’. The licence permits those who have registered to use it, to do any act, the effect of which is to supply, deliver or transfer any of the controlled goods listed in schedule 1 between any 2 overseas territories that are not listed in schedule 2.

You should only register to use this licence if you can meet all its specified requirements and if none of the exclusions apply. If you are not eligible to use the licence or fail to satisfy any of the conditions or requirements then this may result in your use of the licence being suspended or withdrawn and you may be liable to prosecution.

See the list of companies registered to use the OGTCL (maritime anti-piracy).

Published 23 February 2012
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. Condition 2g amended.
  3. Changes to destination countries listed in schedule 2: Ivory Coast and Liberia removed. Central African Republic added.
  4. This licence has been generally revised and updated to reflect changes to the operating conditions in the industry to which it applies.
  5. Licence amended to add Russia to the list of non-permitted destinations following the EU arms embargo on Russia.
  6. Updated text in Conditions and Requirements to reflect new reporting process in connection with the Transparency Initiative.
  7. First published.