Select Committee on Defence Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex Bii

OPEN INDIVIDUAL EXPORT LICENCES (OIELS) FROM WHOSE DESTINATION COVERAGE COUNTRIES WERE EXCLUDED BETWEEN 1 JANUARY AND 31 DECEMBER 1999

  During the reporting period, 15 OIELs were amended to exclude particular destinations and/or goods. The Committee asked the Government to provide details of the OIELs whose destination coverage was reduced.

  Of the 15 OIELs, the destination coverage of a total of 12 OIELs was amended to exclude particular destinations: 10 by removal of countries from a list of permitted destination; and two by the addition of countries to a list of excluded destinations.

  The destination coverage of OIELs is amended for a variety of reasons, but mainly in light of advice received from other departments. Sometimes, amendments follow the imposition of an arms embargo, but they may also reflect general concerns about the country concerned or a relevant change in circumstances there. A decision to remove a particular country from the destination coverage of an OIEL does not prevent the company from applying for a standard individual export licence covering the export of some or all of the goods covered by the OIEL to a destination that has been excluded from the coverage of that OIEL. However, the factors that led to the decision to exclude the country would obviously be taken into account in the decision of any such application. In addition, a decision to exclude a particular destination from the coverage of an OIEL does not mean that the country is permanently excluded and, where the concerns that lead to the original decision are no longer relevant, it might be decided to reinstate the country concerned.

OIEL No
Date(s)
Destination(s) excluded
Rating of goods on the OIEL
1/542348/99*
13.05.99
Cuba, Syria, Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of)
6A001
1/543760/99*
24.05.99
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
S1P1
M/546010/98
25.03.99
Ethiopia
ML11
M/543732/98
25.03.99
Ethiopia
ML10
OTIG 45/0654/96*
18.10.99
Germany
0C001
OTIG 45/0789/97*
14.07.99
Germany
5A002
M/544080/98*
02.09.99
Indonesia
ML4, ML9, ML21
M/549672/98*
25.11.99
Italy
ML5
OTIG 45/0705/96
11.05.99
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of)
5A002
OTIG 45/0711/96*
14.05.99
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of)
5D002
1/550458/98
14.05.99
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of)
5A002
1/551041/99*
21.05.99
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of)
5A002


  *Denotes the destinations were removed at the request of the exporter.

  Further details are set out in confidential Annex E.


 
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