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What does "control" mean?

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Goods included in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) may not be exported , supplied, published or brokered from Australia unless either a permit has been granted by the Minister for Defence or a legislative exemption applies to the export, supply, publication or brokering activity.

More information on the DSGL is available from the Defence and Strategic Goods List page.

We encourage you to use the Online DSGL Tool before contacting us to assess whether your goods, software or technology are listed in the DSGL, and also whether your export, supply, publication or brokering activity is subject to export controls.

If you are unable to self-assess, then you should ask us to assess whether goods, software or technology are listed in the DSGL, using an Application for DSGL Assessment form.

If the goods, software or technology are listed in the DSGL and you are unsure about whether your activity is controlled or whether an exemption applies, you should submit an application to us for assessment. The forms to use are:

If we assess that your goods, software or technology are not DSGL listed, or that your activity is not a controlled activity, you will receive an Outcome of Export Control Assessment letter. If your goods, software or technology are to be exported, this letter can be attached to the export documentation.

For any exports of non-controlled goods, services or technologies, where you believe or suspect that the commodities may be used for a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program, you should seek advice from us by submitting a completed Application to Export or Supply Controlled Goods and Technology form.