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UK updates ECO 2008, consolidated list, and four OGELs

March, 2018

Updates concern strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.

UK updates ECO 2008, consolidated list, and four OGELs

The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit (‘ECJU’), part of the Department for International Trade (‘DIT’), has issued two notices to exporters: 2018/04, concerning updates to the Export Control Order 2008, on 5 March; and 2018/05, on related updates to the UK’s consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.  Four OGELs (open general export licences) were also updated.

The changes to Schedule 2 of the Export Control Order 2008 are:

  • the entry for ‘adapted for use in war’ is deleted and a new definition of biological agents has been agreed
  • a new heading for ML7 (chemical and biological agents)
  • a new substituted entry for ML7.a.
  • a new entry inserted as ML8.a.41
  • a new substituted entry for ML8.c.3.
  • a new entry and technical notes inserted as ML8.h (reactive materials)

In article 2 (Interpretation) the definition of ‘information security items’ has been removed.

The four OGELs have been updated to exclude two new entries in the Export Control Order 2008: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials).

The four OGELs are:

 

For the updated OGELS see:

 

Notice to Exporters 2018/05 can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-201805-consolidated-list-updated/notice-to-exporters-201805-consolidated-list-updated

Notice to Exporters 2018/04 can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-201804-export-control-order-2008-amended-and-4-ogels/notice-to-exporters-201804-export-control-order-2008-amended-and-4-four-ogels

 

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