I understand there is a new Open General Import Licence issued by the Import Licensing Branch of DIT – can you please tell me if this is the case and, if so, where I can get a copy?

Yes, you are quite right. A new Open General Import Licence (OGIL) was issued 4th December 2017. The new OGIL revoked the previous OGIL, dated 1 May 2009. It has been further updated to reflect changes in control regimes, specifically;

·         A ban on the import of bump stocks for firearms

You can find the full version on the DIT or GOV websites or via this link - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664447/Notice_to_Importers_2897_-_New_Open_General_Import_Licence_dated_4_December_2017.pdf


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