On 4 January, updates to seven open general export licences (‘OGELs’) and one open general transshipment licence came into effect in the UK. The updated licences reflect changes to the EU dual-use export control list in Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009, which came into force on 15 December 2018. The UK’s Department for International Trade (‘DIT’)’s Export Control Joint Unit (‘ECJU’) published a Notice to Exporters on 21 December flagging up the change.
The following licences have been updated:
- export after exhibition: dual-use items
- export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items
- export for repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items
- dual-use items: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- low-value shipments
- X (which allows the export of specific goods from the UK, or any other EU Member State, where the exporter is established in the UK)
- Transhipment Licence Dual-Use Goods: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The UK’s consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation has been updated accordingly.
Notice to Exporters 2018/25 can be found here: