Licences - Export, Trade Control and Transhipment

Trade Control Licences

Guide

Trade Control licences authorise the trading of either military goods or dual-use goods between one overseas country and another - commonly referred to as trafficking and brokering. There are three types of Trade Control Licences:

  • Open General Trade Control Licence (OGTCL) allows the trading of specific items between specific destinations by any trader
  • Standard Individual Trade Control Licence (SITCL) - specific to a named trader and covers involvement in the trading of a set quantity of specific goods
  • Open Individual Trade Control Licence (OITCL) - specific to a named trader and covers involvement in the trading of specific goods between overseas sources and overseas destination countries and/or specified consignor(s), consignee(s) and end-user(s)

All applications and registrations to use an OGTCL, SITCL or OITCL should be made via SPIRE.