Guidance

Exporting nuclear-related items after Brexit

Actions companies need to take to continue to export nuclear-related items if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

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Export controls apply to:

  • dual-use items listed in the EU Dual-Use regulation (Council Regulation 428/2009) Annex I, other than those listed in Annex IIg of the same regulation
  • 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 will not change, but there will be changes to some licensing requirements if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

Companies should register to use the new Open General Export Licence (OGEL) before Brexit 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 will remain valid if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

Existing export licences issued by the UK will not be valid for exporting dual-use items from EU countries. You will need a new licence, issued by an EU country.

Existing export licences issued by EU countries will not be valid for exporting dual-use items from the UK. You will need a new licence, issued by the UK.

Exporting Trigger List items

A valid export licence will continue to be needed for the export of Trigger List items from the UK to any other destinations.

Existing export licences issued in the UK for the export of Trigger List items to the EU will 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.

More information

Find further details on how to apply for an export licence and read the guidance on exporting controlled goods after Brexit.

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Published 18 February 2019