With many owners of classic military vehicles planning to take them across the channel for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy, the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) in the Department for International Trade has warned that an export licence could be required.
The ECJU said it had received enquiries from individuals and organisations who were planning to take ex-military vehicles to France in June and possibly to Arnhem in September for the anniversary of operation Market Garden.
In a statement to Classic Military Vehicle magazine, the unit said: “Owners of historic military vehicles should be aware that you might require an export licence if you are transporting them to France for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019.
“The open general export licence (historic military vehicles and artillery pieces) has been designed for this type of temporary export. Please refer to ‘schedule 1 – goods concerned’ (page 8) to see if your vehicle might be affected.
“The licence refers to goods entries (‘ML6’ for example). These can be found in the consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation.
“You can register for this open general export licence (OGEL) using the SPIRE online licensing system.
“If you are temporarily exporting military items which do not fall within the terms of this OGEL, you will require another type of licence.
“If you have any queries about transporting historic military goods abroad, you can use the helpline (email or phone) to be found on the home page of the Export Control Joint Unit.”
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