HMRC internal manual

Strategic Goods and Services: Assessment of risk and offence action

SGSAROA7020 - Action to be taken once you have ruling goods are licensable

Exports of Dual -use items to EU Member states

A new export licence is needed if dual-use items are being exported from the UK to the EU or the Channel Islands, issued by the UK.

ECJU has published the Open General Export Licence (OGEL) for exports of dual-use items to EU Member States(link is external). This licence also covers exports to the Channel Islands and should be used from 1 January 2021, following registration on SPIRE, the online export licensing system(link is external).

An export declaration is required for exports from GB (NI has different rules see) Moving goods between Great Britain and NI or from the EU to NI However, the conditions of this new licence allow 30 days from the first use to register with DIT.

If DIT assess the goods as controlled but the OGEL (Export of Dual-use items to EU Member States) may be used, goods can be released for export and the exporter issued with a letter advising them of the need to register for the OGEL within 30 days. A pro forma letter can be found in SGSAROA14100