You may be experiencing delays in approval fromMODto enable use of 3 specific open general export licences. This is caused because applicants have not supplied the correctMODProject Team contact details.
What you need to know
The 3 types of open general export licence that require UK exporters to obtain an approval letter from theMOD. These are:
UK Government Defence Contracts, Military Goods
Collaborative Project Typhoon and Military Goods
Collaborative Project A400M
Before these OGELs can be used, exporters must obtain an authorisation letter from theMODteam in the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJUMOD).ECJUMODwill check that the exporter holds a defence contract with the relevantMODProject Team (PT) before issuing a letter approving the use of the OGEL. You cannot use the OGEL without this letter.
TheECJUMODteam will not know the contact in the relevantMODPT, due to the number of projects. Exporters, however, should hold current contact information. We need this to confirm that an exporter has a current contract withMOD.
Action to take
The process below to request an authorisation letter is straight forward and applies to both first time and renewal requests. Please note that for a first time request we advise you to apply for an authorisation letter immediately after the contract is awarded. For renewal requests you should apply at least one month in advance of your existing authorisation letter expiry date.
The request must contain the following information:
the title of the OGEL you would like to use
the OGEL reference number
your full contact details including a telephone number
full contact details of thePTwhich has awarded the contract. A current named contact, telephone number and e-mail address must be included
theMODcontract name/reference number and the expiry date of the contract
Without this informationECJUMODwill be unable to process the request which will be returned to the requester to provide the missing information. This will lead to a delay in the exporter being able to use the OGEL.
If you are making the request on behalf of others in your organisation and do not know the current contact details of thePT, it is highly likely that your finance, commercial or contract functions will have the information.
When the required information is provided, a named contact inECJUMODwill acknowledge receipt and process the request. We aim to process most requests within 10 working days. Please allow for this time to elapse before you chase your application.