Sanctions restrict or prohibit the export of certain goods to some countries, individuals and entities. They are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and authorisation to supply an export-sanctioned good, or to make an asset available to a person or entity designated as being subject to targeted financial sanctions, must be obtained from DFAT before exportation.
Sanctions change regularly. Specific details of measures currently applying in respect of each sanctions regime can be found on the DFAT website. Those engaged in international trade should regularly consult the DFAT sanctions webpages. Enquiries and applications related to sanctions can be directed to DFAT via the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS), which can be accessed from the DFAT website.
If you plan to export goods to a country subject to sanctions, and those goods also appear in the DSGL , you will need a DFAT sanctions permit first, as well as a separate permission from us.