On December 5, 2019, the United Kingdom Department for International Trade updated export guidance on various open general export licences (OGELs) and open general trade control licences (OGTCLs) that have previously allowed exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners carrying out military operations in Yemen. The updated guidance eliminates the chance to register for several OGELs and OGTCLs, including those relating to:
- Dual-use oil and gas exploration items;
- Military surplus vehicles;
- Historic military goods;
- Information security items; and
- Low value shipments.
Additional detail is available in the Department for International Trade’s “Notice to exporters 2019/16.” Affected countries include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, and United Arab Emirates. Export licenses for Turkey are similarly suspended because of Turkish military incursions into Syria.
The “Notice to exporters 2019/16” can be found here:
The updated guidance can be found here: