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:
- export after exhibition or demonstration: military goods
- export after repair/replacement under warranty: military goods
- exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty
- technology for military goods
For the updated OGELS see:
Notice to Exporters 2018/05 can be found here:
Notice to Exporters 2018/04 can be found here: