The UK has updated and amended 5 of its Open General Export Licences (OGELs) relating to the export of dual-use items. The action updates the goods-schedule of each relevant licence and removes Ivory Coast and Liberia from the list of excluded destinations for the OGEL “PCBs and components for dual-use items”. This follows the lifting of EU sanctions against them earlier this year (see previous blogs on Ivory Coast and Liberia). In addition, the OGEL “international non-proliferation regime decontrols” has been revoked as it is no longer of use to exporters. The licences now refer to the new Department for International Trade, of which the Export Control Organisation is a part.