Background

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has issued two open general licenses permitting certain reexports and retransfers of defense articles.

OGL No. 1 permits the retransfer of unclassified defense articles to (1) the governments of Australia, Canada, or the United Kingdom, (2) members of the Australian and UK communities at all locations in those countries, and (3) Canadian-registered persons. OGL No. 2 permits the reexport of unclassified defense articles between or among the these same entities.

Both licenses are subject to specified requirements, limitations, and provisos; e.g., they may not be utilized by persons to whom a presumption of denial is applied by DDTC for, among other things, past convictions of certain U.S. criminal statutes or because they are otherwise ineligible to contract with or receive an export or import license from an agency of the U.S. government.

These OGLs will be valid for the period Aug. 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023.

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