Strengthened controls on the transfer of defence and strategic goods technologies

Published: 
28 April 2015

The export of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) goods and technologies, including certain non-military and dual use goods, in tangible form is already controlled under Regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958.
The Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 strengthens Australia's export controls by regulating:

  • the intangible supply of controlled technologies on the (DSGL), such as supply by electronic means;
  • the publication of DSGL technology; and
  • brokering the transfer of DSGL goods and technology.

From 2 April 2016, individuals and organisations will be required to obtain a permit or approval for these activities subject to certain exceptions. Individuals and organisations can begin applying for such permits and approvals from 16 May 2015.

More information is available on the Department of Defence website.

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