Notice to exporters 2017/23: reminder of email address for OGEL or Crown Exemption letters
Published 24 October 2017
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) team in the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) would like to remind exporters that requests for open general export licence (OGEL) or Crown Exemption letters should be sent to this e-mail address:
Please note that ECJU MOD has a target of processing OGEL and Crown Exemption requests within 10 working days. There has been an increase in requests to issue OGEL and Crown Exemption letters on the same day that the request is received. Unless a strong justification, which is acceptable to ECJU MOD, to expedite the request is provided at the time the request is made, the 10 working day target will apply. Please build this timescale into your export plans.
For existing letters which require renewal the onus is on the exporter to make the request at least 10 working days before the expiry date of the current letter, as ECJU MOD does not automatically renew existing authorities.