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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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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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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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Freight forwarders debarred leaving the defence industry scrambling

Freight forwarders debarred leaving the defence industry scrambling

The U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust investigation of the freight forwarding industry has caught some big fish in recent years, and has consequently rattled the global defence industry. Six freight forwarding companies pleaded guilty to criminal price fixing charges in 2010 and have agreed to pay over $50 million USD in criminal fines for their […]

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Australia-U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty- Australian Draft Regulations Released for Consultation

Australia-U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty- Australian Draft Regulations Released for Consultation

The long-awaited exposure draft of the Defence Trade Controls Regulations  (2012) were released yesterday for public consultation. Industry has until 17 February to comment on the proposed legislation. The proposed regulations are required to implement the Australia-U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty, as Australia is obligated to strengthen its controls over defence goods, services and technology […]

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