Actions companies need to take to export nuclear-related items.
Export controls apply to:
- dual-use items listed in the EU Dual-Use regulation (Council Regulation 428/2009) Annex I
- Trigger List items listed in ‘Category 0’ of Annex I and Annex IV to the EU Dual-Use regulation, Council Regulation 428/2009
Details of both types of items can be found on the UK Strategic Export Control List.
Exporting dual-use items
The overall framework of controls of dual-use exports has not changed, but there are changes to some licensing requirements from 1 January 2021.
Companies should have registered to use the new Open General Export Licence (OGEL) before January 2021 to allow the export of dual-use items to the EU or the Channel Islands.
Export licences issued by the UK for export from the UK remain valid.
Export licences issued by the UK before 1 January 2021 are not valid for exporting dual-use items from EU countries. You need a new licence, issued by an EU country.
Export licences issued by EU countries before 1 January 2021 are not valid for exporting dual-use items from the UK. You need a new licence, issued by the UK.
Exporting Trigger List items
A valid export licence is needed for the export of Trigger List items from the UK to any other destinations.
Export licences issued in the UK before 1 January 2021 for the export of Trigger List items to the EU remain valid.
When making a new licence application for the export of nuclear-related items, you should allow additional time for applications to be processed.
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