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Notice to Exporters 2019/03: new post-no-deal Brexit dual use goods OGEL


Notice to exporters 2019/03: new OGEL published covering export of dual-use items to EU member states

Published 1 February 2019

The Department for International Trade has today published a new open general export licence (OGEL): export of dual-use items to EU member states.

The government’s technical notice on export controls explains that should the UK leave the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019, licences will be required to export dual-use items to EU member states. Licences are not currently required to export these items within the EU.

The purpose of this OGEL is to allow, subject to certain conditions, the export of dual-use items (with both a civilian and military application) from the UK to EU member states and the Channel Islands after the UK leaves the European Union.

Before using this licence, you must register through SPIRE, the export control joint unit’s (ECJU’s) electronic licensing system, stating where you will keep records of exports or transfers and where the ECJU may inspect them.

In-force date

This licence will come into force at 11pm on 29 March 2019 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Contact details


Export Control Joint Unit
2nd floor 
3 Whitehall Place


Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.

More information on export controls is available on the ECJU pages of the GOV.UK website, also the SPIRE export licensing database.

This notice is for information only and has no force in law. If the information here applies to your business, we recommend you take appropriate action, including seeking legal advice if necessary.


Notice to Exporters 2019/03

Categories: Dual-Use Goods Export Control Export Control Organization (ECO) Notice to Exporters Open General Export Licenses


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