The Strategic Goods Control List is listed in The Schedule to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2013 (PDF 2MB). Goods and technology that meet the technical specifications described in the Strategic Goods Control List are subjected to control under the Strategic Goods (Control) Act.
The Strategic Goods Control List comprises 2 lists:
1. List of Military Goods
2. List of Dual-Use Goods
List of Military Goods
The list of Military Goods incorporates controls on military items such as arms, ammunitions, bombs, tanks, imaging devices, military aircrafts and warships. As a general rule, goods and technology which are designed specifically for military use are likely to be controlled under the List of Military Goods.
There is a total of 22 categories under the List of Military Goods.
ML1: Small-Calibre Arms
ML2: Large-Calibre Weapons & Projectors
ML3: Ammunition & Fuze Setting Devices
ML4: Bombs, Missiles, Other Explosive Devices and Related Equipment
ML5: Fire Control & Related Alerting and Warning Equipment
ML6: Ground Vehicles & Components
ML7: Chemical or Biological Toxic Agents and Related Equipment
ML8: Explosives, Propellants, Fuels and Related Substances
ML9: Naval Vessels & Components
ML10: Military Aircraft & Components
ML11: Electronic Equipment for Military Use
ML12: High Velocity Kinetic Energy Weapons
ML13: Armoured or Protective Equipment
ML14: Specialised equipment for military training
ML15: Imaging or Countermeasure Equipment
ML16: Unfinished products for use in military items
ML17: Miscellaneous equipment and materials
ML18: Production equipment for military items
ML19: Directed energy weapon systems
ML20: Cryogenic and “superconductive” equipment
ML21: Specific software for military items
ML22: Specific technology for military items
** The titles of the categories are provided for ease of reference only. Please refer to the Category Codes for the descriptions of items that are subjected to strategic goods control.
List of Dual-Use Goods
The list of Dual-Use Goods includes a wide range of goods that are designed for commercial applications but can have military applications or potentially be used as precursors or components of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). They tend to be high-end technology products and speciality materials.
A 5-digit alphanumeric code is used for goods and technology listed under the List of Dual-Use Goods. The list is divided into 10 categories and each category is further divided into 5 product groups.
** The titles of the categories are provided for ease of reference only. Please refer to the Category Codes for the descriptions of items that are subject to strategic goods control.