ECJU Publishes EU Dual-Use OGEL

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 2/22/19 5:00 PM

On February 1, 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) released an Open General Export License (OGEL) that was created to allow for the export of certain controlled goods to the European Union (EU) in the case of the UK leaving the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement in place.

The OGEL allows the export of dual-use items from the UK to the EU and will come into use if the UK should leave the EU without an agreement in place to allow for an orderly withdrawal.   The default position is that that the UK will leave the EU on March 29, 2019, and at present a Withdrawal Agreement has not yet been approved. The ECJU requires an exporter to register through the SPIRE system prior to using the license.

The UK Department for International Trade directs general export control questions to


Guidance for the OGEL may be found here:

General information on the OGEL may be found here:

The OGEL may be found here:

The ECJU is hosting a webinar on the OGEL and the information may be found here:

Topics: EU, Export, UK, OGEL