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Exporting a classic Austin Champ military vehicle

If taking a classic military vehicle abroad it's important to be aware of any regulations that might affect you. Later on this page is an e-mail from the UK Export Control Organisation and to get to the links just copy and paste the web addresses here into a browser.
The following is from one of the links:-

"3. The amending Order makes a number of changes to the UK's export control legislation. In particular it introduces a licence exception allowing the temporary export of historic military vehicles where certain conditions are satisfied.

Details of the exemption
4. The exact wording of the exemption is detailed in a new article 14a inserted into the Export Control Order 2008 by the amending Order. The article specifies:
"14(A) - (1) The prohibition on the export of military goods in article 3 does not apply to the export of a vehicle or component falling within entry ML6 in Schedule 2 provided that the following conditions are met.
(2) The conditions are that -
(a) the vehicle or component was manufactured more than 50 years before the date of exportation
(b) the exportation is to a destination in Belgium, France or Germany
(c) the exportation is for the purpose of a military re-enactment, commemorative event or recreational activity, and
(d) the vehicle or component is to be returned to the United Kingdom within 3 months of the date of exportation"
What does this change mean?
5. Historic military vehicles are listed as controlled items on the UK Strategic Export Control Lists . In particular they are listed on the UK Military List (which forms one part of this legislative document) under the control entry heading or 'rating' - ML6.
6. As a result of the introduction of this exemption, individuals and owners of historic military vehicles will not need to apply for an export licence (whether for an Open General Export Licence or any other type of licence) if temporarily taking a relevant vehicle to either Belgium, France or Germany (provided you can meet the stated conditions).

The e-mail from the UK Export Control Organisation (UK Government)
"Subject: Notice to Exporters 2012/36 - Introduction of exemption from export licensing requirements for historic military vehicles to certain named destinations.
The Export Control Organisation (ECO), part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is the UK's licensing authority for strategic military and dual-use controlled goods.
The ECO is introducing an amendment to the UK's main export control legislation - the Export Control Order 2008. The amending Order is made in the Export Control (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2012 (SI 2012/1910) which comes into force on 10 August 2012.
The amending Order makes a number of changes to the UK's export control legislation - and include the introduction of a licence exception allowing the temporary export of historic military vehicles where certain conditions are met.
Historic military vehicle owners should also be aware that the Open General Export Licence (Historic Military Vehicles and Artillery Pieces) has also been amended in conjunction with the legislative amendments. The new licence comes into force on 10 August 2012.
LINK TO NOTICES To find out more about the exemption and if it applies to you, read Notice to Exporters 2012/36. This Notice outlines what the change means and what you should do next if you are registered to hold the Open General Export Licence (Historic Military Vehicles and Artillery Pieces). See: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/eco/docs/notices-to-exporters/2012/notice-to-exporters-2012-36-historic-vehicles-exemption.doc
You can download the licence from the export control pages of the Businesslink website at: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1084314778&r.l1=1079717544&r.l2=1084228483&r.l3=1084228524&r.l4=1084304448&type=RESOURCES
To either register or de-register from the licence you need to access the ECO's export licensing database, SPIRE - https://www.spire.bis.gov.uk
EXPORT CONTROL GUIDANCE The Export Control Organisation (ECO) is the UK's regulatory 'strategic' export licensing authority and forms part of the UK's Department for Business. Further practical guidance for exporters is available on the Businesslink website at: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/exportcontrol
PREVIOUSLY ISSUED NOTICES TO EXPORTERS You can access previously issued Notices via our http://www.bis.gov.uk/exportcontrol and http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/exportcontrol and selecting the link to view "Notices to Exporters".
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EXPORT CONTROL ENQUIRIES For general export control queries please contact the ECO Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or mailto:eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk
ECO Business Awareness Team Export Control Organisation Notices to Exporters 2012/36 8 August 2012 "