• Andrew Skinner

UK Removes Hong Kong From Export Licences.

The UK Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has removed Hong Kong as a permitted destination from 20 open general export licences (OGELs), one open general transhipment licence (OGTL) and one open general trade control licence (OGTCL).

Changes to OGELs

Exporters are no longer able to use these licences for exports to or trade with Hong Kong and they should apply for standard individual licences (SIELs) instead.

  • OGEL (chemicals)

  • OGEL (chemicals) from December 2019

  • OGEL (cryptographic development)

  • OGEL (cryptographic development) from December 2019

  • OGEL (export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items) from June 2019

  • OGEL (export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items)

  • OGEL (information security items)

  • OGEL (information security items) from December 2019

  • OGEL (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in non-embargoed destinations)

  • OGEL (military and dual-use goods: UK forces deployed in non-embargoed destinations) from December 2019

  • OGEL (export for exhibition: military goods)

  • OGEL (export for exhibition: military goods) from December 2019

  • OGEL (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods)

  • OGEL (export for repair/replacement under warranty: military goods) from December 2019

  • OGEL (historic military goods)

  • OGEL (historic military goods) from December 2019

  • OGEL (military goods: for demonstration)

  • OGEL (military goods: for demonstration) from December 2019

  • OGEL (PCBs and components for military goods)

  • OGEL (PCBs and components for military goods) - from June 2019

  • OGTL (sporting guns)

  • OGTCL (maritime anti-piracy)

Revoked OGELs

The following open general licences have been revoked as Hong Kong was the only permitted destination:

  • OGEL (dual-use items: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

  • OGTL (dual-use goods: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

See ECJU Notices to Exporters here.


See more information on Export Controls & Sanctions here.


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