The OGEL is a one-time export licence to be granted to a company for a specific period which is two years initially. The person or organization applying for the license must have a mandatory Import-Export certificate. The items permitted under OGEL include components of ammunition & fuse setting device without energetic and explosive material; firing control & related alerting and warning equipment and related system; and body protective items. The countries allowed under the OGELs are: Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Poland and Mexico.
The purpose of this Open General Export Licence (OGEL) is to allow the export or transfer goods, software or technology from the United Kingdom to any of the destinations or countries listed in this licence. This includes reexporting goods, software or technology to and from permitted destinations, even if they have been incorporated into other products. This OGEL will mainly be used by exporters who supply military goods, software and technology to customers in the listed destinations.