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Steps universities and research institutions can take to ensure compliance with the Defence Trade Controls Act’s strengthened export controls.

Steps universities and research institutions can take to ensure compliance with the Defence Trade Controls Act’s strengthened export controls.

Australia’s new strengthened export controls will require that students and staff researching and publishing findings related to technology listed on the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) obtain permits from the Defence Export Control Office (DECO) in some instances. Your university has likely already started down the path of examining your exposure to Australia’s strengthened […]

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Navigating Australian Export Controls: What industry needs to know for compliance.

Navigating Australian Export Controls: What industry needs to know for compliance.

Over the course of the past two years, the Australian government has been working to strengthen export controls in Australia, which includes placing new controls on intangible “exports” such as publications, emails, data access channels, and other “supplies” of technology listed on the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). These new controls will have a […]

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Category XV ITAR Changes Published and Kevin Wolf of BIS visits Australia

Category XV ITAR Changes Published and Kevin Wolf of BIS visits Australia

Australian companies should be aware that on 13 May 2014, the United States published the long-awaited amendments to ITAR Category XV, Spacecraft and Related Articles, which covers satellites. The amendments made significant changes to Category XV and also included a change to Category IV regarding spacecraft-launch vehicle integration and launch failure analysis services.

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Status update on Australia’s Strengthened Export Controls

Status update on Australia's Strengthened Export Controls

The passage of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (the Act) will result in strengthened export controls on the intangible supply (fax, email, phone, video conferencing, or providing access to information) of Australian produced technology listed on the DSGL. Though the Act was passed in late 2012, there is no requirement for industry to comply with its strengthened export control provisions until May 2015, when the two-year transition period for testing the impact of the new controls has concluded.

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Trade Controls Summit a success

Trade Controls Summit a success

The first annual Trade Controls Summit, held on 20 November 2013 in Canberra was a successful event attended by 150 members of Australian industry. Presentations at the one-day event included: An update on Australia’s Strengthened Export Controls (DECO) An overview of the Australian Export Best Practices Guide (Thales) Trade Sanctions and Related Controls (DFAT) A […]

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New ITAR rules published for Military Vehicles, Vessels of War and Submersibles- What Australians need to know

New ITAR rules published for Military Vehicles, Vessels of War and Submersibles- What Australians need to know

On Monday the United States published amendments to the ITAR (and EAR) that affect Australian companies exporting, importing, retransfering, storing, managing and servicing the following USML categories of articles: Category VI- Surface Vessels of War and Special Naval Equipment Category VII- Ground Vehicles Category XIII- Materials and Miscellaneous Articles Category XX- Submersible Vessels and Related […]

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BIS and DDTC publish first set of ‘Final Rules’- what Australian companies need to know

BIS and DDTC publish first set of ‘Final Rules’- what Australian companies need to know

On April 16, the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the US Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC) published the first of a set of ‘final rules’ that will amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as part of the U.S.’ export control reform efforts. The final […]

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A look at the UK-US Treaty implementation and what we may expect in implementing the AU-US Treaty

A look at the UK-US Treaty implementation and what we may expect in implementing the AU-US Treaty

Both the UK-US Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty (UK-US Treaty) and the Australia- U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty (AU-US Treaty) were signed in 2007, but have taken different trajectories in the pace of their implementation. While we are still ironing out the finer points of the implementing legislation and Approved Community membership requirements here in Australia, […]

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DECO to launch electronic filing for export licenses and permits in 2013

DECO to launch electronic filing for export licenses and permits in 2013

DECO is in the process of upgrading its current IT system, which is now 20 years old. The new system will have improved functionality for DECO and will allow exporters to request licenses and permits on-line. One of the key features of the new system will be the ability for exporters to both file applications, […]

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The Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 was passed by the Australian Parliament

 The Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 was passed by the Australian Parliament

The Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 was passed by the Australian Parliament on 31 October 2012. The Bill, which implements the US-Australia Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty and implements more stringent controls on Australia’s intangible defence exports, will become an Act after it receives Royal Assent from the Governor General. Defence is currently redrafting the associated […]

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