Guide

Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs)

Refusal or revocation of an Open Individual Export Licence

If you have had an application for an Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) rejected by the Export Control Organisation (ECO), you can still apply for a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL), covering some or all of the same destinations and goods. You cannot appeal against an OIEL refusal or revocation decision by the ECO, due to the concessionary nature of the licence.

OIELs cover multiple shipments of specific controlled goods to named destinations, and are issued to individual exporters. The consignee or end user of the goods on an OIEL are not always named. They must, however, be specified on a SIEL.

When considering a new SIEL application, the ECO will take into account any factors that influenced its decision on the original OIEL.