Suspension of Certain UK Export Licences for Exports to Russia

June 12, 2014

In the context of an EU-wide review of export licensing for Russia, the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced in March 2014 that the UK Government would be suspending (i) all existing export licences and application processing for export licences for direct exports to Russia for military and dual use items destined for units of the Russian armed forces or other state agencies which could be or are being deployed against Ukraine and (ii) export licences for exports to third countries for incorporation into equipment for export to Russia where there is a clear risk that the end product will be used against Ukraine.

Following this announcement, Russia was added to the list of prohibited destinations for the following Open General Export Licences:

  • Open General Export Licence (Export for Repair/Replacement under Warranty: Military Goods).
  • Open General Export Licence (Military Goods: for Demonstration).

The UK Export Control Organisation (the “ECO”) further announced yesterday that Russia has now been added to the list of prohibited destinations for the following additional Open General Licence:

  • Open General Export Licence (Export After Exhibition or Demonstration: Military Goods).

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