Open general trade control licence (trade and transportation: small arms and light weapons)

Licence for the transfer of small arms to and from specified countries.



This open general trade control licence (OGTCL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the transfer to and from specified countries of small arms and light weapons.

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 14 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Licence updated to reflect the expansion of the list of items subject to Category B of the trade controls (trafficking and brokering).
  2. Goods schedule amended to refer to paragraphs 9 to 13 of Schedule 1 of the Export Control Order.
  3. Licence amended to add Russia to the list of non-permitted destinations following the EU arms embargo on Russia.
  4. Updated text in Conditions and Requirements to reflect new reporting process in connection with the Transparency Initiative.
  5. First published.