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Publications and Submissions

Australian industry to benefit from the relaxation of U.S. Export Controls - Australian Defence Managzine, June 2014
U.S. export control reforms will have a positive impact on the Australian defence industry. The re-allocation of a majority of U.S. military articles from the control of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the control of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) will have a significant effect on the way Australian industry services key contracts with Defence.

Australia's Strengthened Export Controls- World ECR, December 2013
The Australian government is in the process of implementing strengthened export controls to regulate the export of intangible supplies of technology and brokering activities, creating a major change that affects companies across a wide variety of industries as well as the research and education sectors.

Proposed Australian Sanctions on Iran- World ECR, January 2013
On January 10thof this year, just weeks after Australia became a member of the UN Security Council, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced proposed amendments to existing Australian sanctions on Iran. The tightened sanctions are being made in an attempt to increase pressure on Iran to comply with their nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

Preparing for U.S. Export Control Reforms- Australian Defence Magazine, December 2012
Since the U.S. export reform initiative was announced by President Obama in 2009, the U.S. has been moving quickly to ‘build a higher fence around a smaller yard’ and institute reforms that will make it easier for its allies, including Australia, to access U.S. military technology. The outcome of U.S. export control reform will directly affect how Australian defence companies trading U.S. military and dual use articles conduct their operations and trade with business partners. U.S. reforms will likely have a positive impact for Australian industry, however the changes to U.S. export controls will require Australian companies to prepare for the coming changes in 2013 and ensure that their compliance programs are keeping pace with new legislative and commercial requirements. View Print Article

Between a Rock and a Hard Place- World ECR, November 2012
In Australia, as in many countries, the defence industry struggles to balance the need for compliance with the U.S. ITAR regulations and domestic anti-discrimination legislation when employing dual and third-country nationals. Eva Galfi examines the impact of current legislation on the Australian defence industry and the challenges faced by employers in complying with both U.S. and Australian law.

An Australian Perspective on the Australia-U.S. Treaty on Defence Trade Cooperation- WIIT Journal, May 2012
The implementation of the Australia-U.S. Treaty on Defence Trade Cooperation and the Obama administration’s export reforms will change the export compliance landscape in both countries forever. However, there is uncertainty in the Australian defence industry as to the costs, benefits and potential long-term consequences these reforms will bring. Australian defence companies are closely watching U.S. export reforms as changes to the U.S. regulations and processes directly affect the way in which the Australian defence industry operates. Furthermore, whether or not there will be significant uptake of the soon to be implemented Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty, and whether Treaty benefits will be affected by U.S. export reform, is a big concern for the Australian defence industry. This article offers an Australian perspective on the implementation of the Treaty and the impact of U.S. export reforms.

Submission to DECO re Comments on the Defence Trade Controls Regulations, February 2012
It is hoped by industry members that becoming an Approved Australian Community (Community) Member will increase flexibility in, and reduce administrative delays associated with, trading controlled goods, technology and services. However, it is our opinion that the proposed Regulations may require some additional revision and clarification in order for members of industry to consider joining the Australian Community to be a good commercial decision. Our comments will focus on the aspects of the proposed regulations that could potentially act as deterrents, especially for small and medium sized Australian companies looking to join the Australian Community, due to the uncertain benefits and potential administrative burden and costs of compliance.

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