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Notice to exporters 2022/03: license suspensions, OGEL revisions (Russia-related, of course)


NTE 2022/03: licence suspensions and OGELs revised

Published 28 February 2022


  1. Changes to open general export licences
  2. Contacts

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Following the Prime Minister’s oral statement to Parliament on 24 February 2022 and the Written Statement made by the Minister for International Trade on 25 February 2022; and under article 32 of the Export Control Order 2008, the Secretary of State for International Trade has suspended all extant export licences for dual-use items to Russia. This will include licences with Russia as a final destination.

In addition the approval of new export licences for dual-use items to Russia has been suspended with immediate effect.

If you have licences in scope, Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) will contact you to confirm the decision and advise about actions you will need to take.

Changes to open general export licences

Following the above statements, ECJU has removed Russia as a permitted destination from the following open general export licences:

This notice should be read alongside the:


For any guidance on exporting or doing business in Russia, contact the Export Support Service on 0300 303 8955.

For enquiries related to export controls, contact or +44 (0) 20 7215 4594.

For enquiries related to Russia sanctions, contact Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) [email] [tel number]. For general information on sanctions, contact the FCDO’s Sanctions Unit on

For information on financial sanctions, contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) at or subscribe to OFSI’s e-alerts.


Notice to exporters 2022/03

Categories: Export Control Export Control Joint Unit Open General Export Licenses Russia sanctions


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