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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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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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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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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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The Trusted Trader Programme- is participation worth consideration for your company?

The Trusted Trader Programme- is participation worth consideration for your company?

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ( Australian Customs) has issued a discussion paper on the proposed Trusted Trader Programme. The program seeks to reduce Australian Customs’ administrative costs while conferring certain benefits to program participants that can demonstrate that their entities are “low risk” for supply chain security issues.

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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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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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