Updated Euratom Exit Guidance

The Government has continued to prepare for our departure from the EU and Euratom. Although the Government’s preference is to leave with a deal, if it is not possible to reach a deal with the EU, then we will be leaving with no deal on 31 October. To support the civil nuclear sector to make preparations for such a scenario, we have updated the guidance issued in March on sector-specific issues, to provide the latest information on what businesses need to do to prepare. The updated guidance does not materially change the actions required, but is simply intended to make actions for businesses easier to identify. Links to this information can be found below.  



New Open General Export Licence

A new open general export licence (OGEL) allowing the export of dual-use items (with both a civilian and military application) from the UK to EU member states and the Channel Islands has been issued.

This licence will come into force if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You don’t need a licence to export dual-use items to EU member states or the Channel Islands before this date.

If you wish to benefit from this licence you will need to register through SPIRE, the Export Control Joint Unit’s (ECJU’s) electronic licensing system, stating where you will keep records of the exports or transfers and where the ECJU may inspect them.