When certain controlled goods enter Australia from overseas, some countries require certification that the items will be subject to Australian export control laws before they will grant permission for the item to be exported from that country.
If you are importing controlled goods from countries that request certification, you can apply to us for an International Import Certificate (IIC).
The IIC is not a permission to import; rather, it is a certification to a foreign government that the controlled goods will be subject to Australian export control laws once the items have been imported into Australia.
If you are importing firearms or related parts and accessories, you will still need a B709 form from your State or Territory police, as well as the IIC from DEC - see the Export Firearms and Related Goods page.
For more information on IICs, and to access or download an application form please go to the International Import Certificate page.
In addition to the IIC , some foreign governments may also require a Delivery Verification Certificate (DVC) which certifies that the goods entered Australia. We will issue you with a DVC on application.
For more information on DVC, and to access an application, please go to the Delivery Verification Certificate page.
If you are importing goods for use by the Australian Defence Force or the Commonwealth of Australia, then you should ask us to supply a Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificate, rather than an IIC. This will provide verification to a foreign government that controlled goods and technology will be used by the ADF or the Commonwealth, and will not be transferred without the further permission of that foreign government. This certificate will be required by the foreign government before they approve the export of the items to Australia.
To apply for a Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificate from DEC, please use the Application for a Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificate form.
If you are submitting an application with more than ten lines of goods or technology, we have developed a Bulk upload file for a Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificate that makes the creation of large lists a much simpler task.
Under the terms of the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US places controls on goods of US origin. You may need to submit a US End Use Certificate (DSP-83) to the US government for authorisation to export significant military equipment and classified equipment or data.