Export Control - Checker Tools

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pdf imageGuidance about Goods Checker
pdf imageGoods Checker-Example Searches
pdf imageGuidance about OGEL Checker
pdf imageOGEL Checker Quick Help Guide
pdf imageFrequently Asked Questions

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Export Control Websites
Export Control Guidance (GOV.UK website)

SPIRE (Apply for a Licence)

Strategic Export Controls Reports and Statistics website

ECO Notices to Exporters
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Welcome to the Checker Tools, provided by the Export Control Organisation, the UK's regulatory authority for export licensing of military and dual-use goods. The database comprises two distinct elements:

Goods Checker helps to establish if your items are controlled and identify the appropriate control entry ('rating') reference from the UK Strategic Export Control Lists. If so, you will need to apply for an appropriate export licence. Use the tool in conjunction with the Control List Classification Search Tool available on the ECO's SPIRE database.

OGEL Checker helps to identify if an appropriate Open General Export Licence (OGEL) exists. If so, ensure you can meet all the terms and conditions, before registering via ECO's SPIRE database. If either no OGELs exist or you cannot meet all conditions, you will need to apply for a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) via SPIRE. Registered OGEL users are subject to ECO Compliance Audits. As an OGEL user you should opt to receive ECO's Notices to Exporters for future licensing updates.

For further practical guidance about export control visit:https://www.gov.uk.

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