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Definition of Export Control Organisation licences

SIEL—Standard Individual Export Licence

SIELs generally allow shipments of specified items to a specific consignee up to the quantity specified by the licence. Licences permitting permanent export are generally valid for two years from the date of issue. Where the export is temporary, for example for the purposes of demonstration, trial or evaluation, the licence is generally valid for one year only and the items must be returned before the licence expires.

OIEL—Open Individual Export Licence

OIELs are specific to an individual exporter and cover multiple shipments of specified items to specified destinations and/or, in some cases specified consignees. OIELs covering the export of items entered on the Military List are generally valid for two years, while OIELs covering other items are generally valid for three years.

SITCL—Standard Individual Trade Control Licence

A Standard Individual Trade Control Licence is specific to a named trader and covers involvement in trading of a set quantity of specific goods between a specific source and destination country with a specified consignor, consignee and end-user. SITCLs will normally be valid for two years.

OITCL—Open Individual Trade Control Licence

An OITCL is specific to a named trader and covers involvement in trading or specific goods between specific source and destination countries and/or specified consignors, consignees and end-users. OITCLs are generally valid for two years.[1]

OGTL—Open General Transhipment Licence

An OGTL is required for the transhipment of controlled goods through the UK en route from one country to another pre-determined destination.

OGEL - Open General Export licence

Open General Licences (OGLs) are pre-published export, trade or transhipment licences in the public domain.

SITL—Standard Individual Transhipment Licence

A SITL is used for transhipment of goods when an OGTL cannot be used.

1   Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Strategic Export Controls: Country Pivot Report 1st April 2012-30th June 2012, pp 3-4 Back

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