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Consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation

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Assess your goods, software and technology to determine whether or not they are controlled and require a licence to export.


The UK Strategic Export Control Lists (known as the consolidated list) are compiled from 7 lists in various pieces of international legislation which set out what types of goods are controlled.

Use the online checker tools to establish:

  • if your items are controlled
  • the appropriate control entry reference in the consolidated list
  • if an appropriate open general export licence (OGEL) exists

If your items are listed under a control list (‘rating’) entry you need an export licence from the Export Control Joint Unit ( ECJU).

If your goods are not on the control lists, you may still need a licence under end-use controls. This applies where there are concerns over their use in a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme.

Types of controlled goods

Broad categories are:

  • items specifically designed or modified for military use and their components
  • dual-use items that can be used for civil or military purposes
  • associated technology and software
  • goods that might be used for torture
  • radioactive sources

Updates to the UK strategic export control lists

Updates to this list occur about twice a year. It is your responsibility to ensure that you:

  • are aware of all recent updates to the lists
  • check the latest version
  • take appropriate action to get a licence where necessary

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