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The 2016 Best Practices Guide

The Export Control Forum’s Best Practices Working Group, which consist of several Australian Defence Contractors and Government stakeholders, created this guide with the intent that it will serve as a resource to Primes, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and universities and researchers, in the understanding of their obligations and the development of export compliance programs.
Click here to download the 2016 BPG

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Guidance from the U.S. State Department on the treatment of Dual and Third Country Nationals in relation to FMS acquired technology

This guidance relates to how Dual and Third Country nationals may handle FMS articles, which are controlled by the Arms Export Control Act (and not the ITAR). This guidance only covers bona fide employees (not contract employees). The US State Department correspondence and accompanying chart were provided by the Australian Department of Defence.
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Recent U.S. and Australia Export Control Reforms

U.S. Export Control Reform directly affect Australian companies trading articles and technology that are controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the U.S.’ Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

While the reforms are designed to ultimately make trade easier, the move of thousands of previously ITAR controlled articles to the EAR’s Commerce Control List (CCL) will present a large learning curve for Australian companies that are not accustomed to working with the EAR. Please contact us for assistance, training or further information.

Australian legislation has also evolved to include controls on intangible exports (DSGL listed goods that are exported via email, video conference, or other intangible means) and permits for such exports must now be obtained from Defence Export Controls prior to making such an intangible supply. For assistance with updating your company's compliance program to meet these new requirements, please contact us.

The updated ITAR
The updated EAR
Australia's Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL)
The Australian Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (new controls on intangible supplies)
The Australian office of Defence Export Controls (formerly DECO)

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