Defence Export Controls Outreach Program 2019
Defence Export Controls (DEC), within the Department of Defence will soon begin another round of Outreach for 2019.
Outreach is aimed at industry and research institutions that are involved in the export, supply, publication or other movement of military and dual-use goods and technology. The goal of this program is to raise awareness of export control law by looking at what is required of exporters, what to expect when applying, and the export landscape. This year, we will be visiting the following cities:
Registration and program details for our first event in Melbourne can be accessed here
- Melbourne 1-2 May
- Sydney 11 June
- Adelaide 22 July
- Darwin 24 July (TBC)
- Brisbane 24 September
- Perth 3 October (TBC)
Dates, registration details and an outline of each city program, will be posted on our website in the coming months.
We have taken your feedback from last year into consideration, and are working towards an even better program. However, we still need your input in order to make it more beneficial for you.
We are looking forward to a new year of Outreach and we hope to see you all there.
Publish date: 10 April 2019
Successful 2018 Outreach Program Completed
Defence Export Controls has completed another successful year of outreach programs.
Aimed at small to medium enterprises, the 2018 programs were well-attended, with over 500 members of industry and academia attending sessions in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.
The Outreach programs included presentations from Defence Export Controls, Defence Industry and Security Policy, the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, and other government agencies including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Australian Border Force. Presentations aimed to de-mystify the process of exporting, supplying, brokering and publishing controlled military and dual-use goods and technology, and covered export regulations, Defence export processes, exporter obligations as well as providing sector-specific guidance.
Feedback received during each program is being considered to help deliver a bigger and better outreach program for 2019. Scheduling details for 2019 outreach will be advised via e-mail and also posted on this website.
Publish date: 13 December 2018
Defence Export Controls (DEC), within the Department of Defence is commencing another year of outreach programs.
Our next outreach event for 2018 will be held in Adelaide on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 and our final outreach event will be held in Sydney on Tuesday, 13 November 2018.
The outreach program will cover the requirements exporters must meet when exporting controlled goods and technologies. These include military or commercial items that may have potential military end use or could be used in developing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons systems.
The program is aimed at small to medium enterprises who export and want to learn more about:
- Basics on Australian export control regulations (please note the training does not cover US ITAR or Commerce controls),
- The whole-of-government approach to Australia’s export landscape, and
- More detailed information relevant to the defence/dual-use industry sector and academic/research organisations.
You can attend an outreach event in:
- Brisbane 05 June 2018 Closed
- Perth 24 July 2018 Closed
- Melbourne 12 September 2018 Closed
- Adelaide 06 November 2018, registration open
- Sydney 13 November 2018, registration open
Updated 27 September 2018
Outreach Program Schedule
|0900-0930|| Registration Open|
|Session One – SETTING THE SCENE 0930-1030
|Session Two –WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION 1045-1215
- Australian Border Force
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Sanctions
- Panel Discussion
|Session Three – PRACTICAL APPLICATION 1300-1530
|| Academia / Research Stream Break Out Session
- University Representative
- DEC Representative
- DFAT Sanctions
|| Industry Stream Break Out Session
- Industry Representative
- DEC Representative
- Defence Industry Security Policy
- Centre for Defence Industry Capability
Call for Submissions – Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
On 20 April 2018, the Minister for Defence announced an independent review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012. Information regarding the review and guidance on how to make a submission can be found here
. Publish date: 23 April 2018
Amendments to Regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958
Amendments to the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 came into force on 21 April 2018. Information on these changes, and guidance on what they may mean for you, can be found here
. Publish date: 23 April 2018
Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) 2018 update
The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) has been updated.
The DSGL Amendment Instrument 2018
includes a total of 99 amendments: 46 are changes which remove or reduce the requirement to obtain an approval prior to export; 30 of the amendments are either new controls or changes to existing controls that result in an expanded scope; and the remaining 23 amendments are clarifications that do not involve a scope change. Details of these amendments are available in the Explanatory Statement
Publish date: 17 April 2018
Update to DEC Permit Application Forms – Mandatory Value Field
As of 22 December 2017 Defence Export Controls (DEC) will update the “Application to Export Controlled Goods and Technology” form. The update will make it mandatory for applicants to include the value (or an estimated value) of the goods or technology being exported as part of the item description.
DEC may contact applicants for further details on the value of the goods or technology to be exported, if this information is not included in the application.
The updated forms will be available on the DEC website at www.defence.gov.au/exportcontrols/forms.asp . DEC recommends applicants always check the website before completing their permit applications to ensure they are using the most recent version of the form as DEC is unable to accept old versions of application forms.
Publish date: 21 December 2017
Email Contacts for Defence Export Controls
The current email addresses for Defence Export Controls have been in operation since August 2016. They are as follows:
1. Queries, DEC reports, and amendment requests should be sent to ExportControls@defence.gov.au
2. Applications should be sent to ExportControls.Applications@defence.gov.au
Defence Export Controls will be closing the following obsolete mailboxes on 27 November 2017:
This will be a complete closure, and emails will not be forwarded from the obsolete mailboxes. All correspondence to DEC, including permit reports should be supplied to the operational email addresses.
Guidance on Australian Export Controls and Life Sciences is now available
Guidance has been developed to assist researchers working in the Life Sciences to improve their understanding how Australia's export control laws apply to them
Australian Export Controls and Life Sciences guide.
Guidance on Australian Export Controls and ICT is now available
Guidance has been developed to assist ICT industry, software developers, academics and researchers to improve their understanding how Australia's export control laws apply to the export, supply, publication or brokering of proliferation-sensitive information and communication software and technology.
Australian Export Controls and ICT guide.
DEC now accepts DSP-83 - Non Transfer and Use Certificates in an electronic format
Defence Export Controls (DEC) signs DSP-83 Non Transfer and Use Certificates on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. The DSP-83 certificate provides a non-transfer and end-use assurance for defence goods and technology exported from the U.S. to Australia.
With immediate effect, DEC will accept scanned PDF copies of DSP-83 forms, with the relevant parts completed. These forms can be submitted electronically to DEC at DECO.Applications@defence.gov.au. DEC will sign the form, and return a scanned copy to you via email, generally within 1 - 2 business days.
DEC has previously only accepted original DSP-83 forms in hardcopy based on U.S. Government requirements, with certificates posted or hand delivered to DEC before they could be finalised and returned to the U.S..The U.S. Government is now accepting scanned copies of fully executed DSP-83 forms submitted by U.S. applicants.
You may now apply for Multi-Party Permits and Permits to Match Contracts
Defect Export Controls can now receive applications from a single applicant, who is applying on behalf of other applicants, and issue similar permits to each of the individuals or organisations listed on the application.
Applicants can also now apply for permits in which the export of goods, software or technology to overseas parties, and the expiration date of the permit, are more specifically aligned to the terms of a contract.
For more information on multi-party permits and permits to match contracts please go to the Apply for Multi-Party Permits and Permits to Match Contracts page.
Guidance on complying with Australian export control laws is now available.
Guidance from Defence Export Controls (DEC) is available on DEC's compliance page and may assist organisations, and individuals to develop an effective export control compliance program, based on their individual circumstances.
The guidance includes:
- key elements of an effective export control compliance program;
- information on managing non-compliance with export controls;
- tips for establishing and implementing export control compliance policies and procedures; and
- a range of practical tools.
An internal export control compliance program may assist organisations to meet their obligations under Australia's export control legislation.
Guidance on new export control requirements from the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 is available
New export controls for supplying and publishing Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology and for brokering DSGL goods and technologies came into force on 2 April 2016. Individuals and organisations can apply for permits for the new controls.
Guidance information, to help individuals and organisations learn about the new export controls, is available on:
Question and answer scenarios on how the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 impacts publications, conferences, educational instruction, research, correspondence and informal scientific exchanges, editing and peer review, commercial consulting, foreign nationals, patented information, sanctions, travelling and working overseas and records management is available on the 'Export Controls Training' page under the 'scenarios' tab.
Defence is working with stakeholders as they establish internal compliance arrangements by providing implementation support through outreach and engagement sessions.
Overview of Cryptography and the Defence Trade Controls Act
DEC has developed an overview of Australia's export controls on encryption.
The Overview explains the various exemptions available in the Defence and Strategic Goods List and in the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012.
WorldECR Article on Australian General Export Licences
WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions, has published an insightful and informative article on the new Australian General Export Licences (AUSGEL).
Written by US academic Jay Nash, the article explains the origin and application of the new export permissions.
The article has been reproduced with permission and is available here: How awesome are Australia's AUSGELs?