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Have you updated your Destination Control Statement for US Controlled Goods?

Have you updated your Destination Control Statement for US Controlled Goods?

As of 1 September 2016 the updated destination control statement must appear on the Commercial Invoice for any physical shipments of ITAR or EAR controlled tangible items that are exported from Australia or retransferred within Australia. According to the 3 June Federal Register Notice, and with effect 1 September: (1) The exporter must incorporate the […]

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The end is near! Major U.S. Export Control Reforms are set to wrap up by August 2016.

The end is near! Major U.S. Export Control Reforms are set to wrap up by August 2016.

Speaking at the Defence Trade Controls Conference on 14 September 2015, Robert Monjay of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy has confirmed that the U.S. Government is seeking to conclude the publication of substantive changes to the ITAR and EAR by August 2016, two months ahead of the next U.S. […]

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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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License Exception STA for Australian Companies

License Exception STA for Australian Companies

Australian companies may see a sharp increase in the use of license exception STA in the future. The acronym STA stands for Strategic Trade Authorization. Information about license exception STA can be found in Part 740.20 of the EAR, and we outline some key information about STA below.

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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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Australian companies can use SNAP-R to apply for re-export licenses for EAR controlled items.

Australian companies can use SNAP-R to apply for re-export licenses for EAR controlled items.

With the move of thousands of articles from the jurisdiction of the ITAR to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) comes a great benefit to Australian companies- the ability to obtain re-export licenses from the U.S. government without the need to go through a U.S. affiliate, business partner or supplier.

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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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U.S. Export Control Reform Update – what U.S. reforms will mean for Australian companies

U.S. Export Control Reform Update – what U.S. reforms will mean for Australian companies

Last month’s U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) annual update conference in Washington D.C. provided some valuable insights on the progress of U.S. export control reform, the outcome of which will directly affect Australian defence companies trading in U.S. military and dual use articles. In this blog post, I will highlight some of the […]

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