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Notice to Exporters 2011/30 - Amendment to Open Licences removing Syria from licensing coverage

Details of amendments being made to Open General Export Licences and the Cryptographci OIEL in conjunction with recent sanctions imposed on Syria. This Notice is issued following Notice to Exporters 2011/29 which advises on the sanctions now in force on Syria as of 1 December 2011.

In conjunction with the imposition of revised sanctions on Syria, the Export Control Organisation have conducted a review of the country coverage of a number of Open Licences.

As a result Syria has been removed from the scope of licensing coverage permitted by the following Open General Export Licences:

  • OGEL (Cryptographic Development)
  • OGEL (For Repair/Replacement Under Warranty: Dual-Use Items)
  • OGEL (Oil and Gas Exploration: Dual-Use Items)

Additionally, the ECO has revised the Cryptographic Open Individual Export Licence to list Syria as an excluded destination.

Link to Notice

For more information about what this means for OGEL holders and to download copies of the amended licences which come into force on 19 December 2011, please download Notice to Exporters 2011/30 (DOC, 926 Kb) .

See Notice to Exporters 2011/29 (DOC, 496 Kb)  for information on the new Syria sanctions.

Export Control Guidance 

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) is the UK's regulatory 'strategic' export licensing authority and forms part of the UK's Department for Business. Further details about the ECO's advisory services and practical guidance for exporters is available on the export control pages of the Businesslink website

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ECO Business Awareness Team
Export Control Organisation  
Notice to Exporters 2011/30
8 December 2011

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Minister responsible

Mark Prisk is the minister responsible for this policy area.


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