The UK’s Export Control Organisation (ECO) has published two new Open General Export Licences (OGELs), which permit the export of unpopulated printed circuit boards and related components for military goods and dual-use items. As with other OGELs, exporters must register in order to use the licences, keep appropriate records, and be subject to compliance auditing by the ECO. In addition, several countries are not covered by the licences.
The government’s notice to exporters states that the new licences are part of the government’s commitment “to introduce better and more flexible open licensing”, and that the ECO will continue “to explore ways to move more of the less sensitive exports to open licences”.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >