On 4 January 2018, the Export Council Joint Unit (ECJU) of the UK Department for International Trade revoked Open General Export Licences (OGELs) applicable to dual-use technology items, cryptographic development, low value shipments, and dual-use items for oil and gas exploration, as well as OGELs for Turkey. The ECJU suggested they will be replaced very soon.
This follows another series of decisions on OGELs taken in December. The ECJU already amended nine open licences as mentioned in our November Bulletin. Continuing on 12 December 2017, the ECJU revoked 17 OGELs applicable to military and dual-use goods in non-embargoed countries, diverse goods under the dual-use Regulation, export for repair/replacement under warranty on dual-use items, export after repair/replacement under warranty for dual-use items, export after exhibition on dual-use items, PCBs and components for dual-use items, military surplus vehicles, technology for military goods, software and source code for military goods, PCBs and components for military goods, military goods for demonstration, historic military goods, exports or transfers in support of UK government defence contracts, export for repair/replacement under warranty for military goods, export after repair/replacement under warranty for military goods, export after exhibition or demonstration for military goods and access overseas to software and technology for military goods for individual use only.