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Export Controls On Strategic Goods

Did you know?  Many high tech dual-use products are subject to export controls which require licences and permits from nominated government agencies. Contravention of these controls can lead to severe penalties and/or imprisonment.

Australia controls the export of such goods under Section 112 of the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulation 13E. Exports of all items covered by Regulation 13E requires an export permit or licence approved by the Minister for Defence or a delegate of the Minister.

The Australian Department of Defence administers Regulation 13E and approves permits and licenses. Goods that require a permit or license are listed in Australia's Defence and Strategic Goods List. This list includes military and dual use equipment, nuclear material, chemicals and toxins, electronics, software and technology.

Ask Tanda to help you get your export procedures right in a sensitive area of international trade.

An EU-based client had failed to comply with the export control laws of an Asian country over a five year period. Potential penalties totalled almost $100 million along with imprisonment terms for executives. Tanda drafted and implemented an Internal Compliance Program for the client and prepared and filed a voluntary disclosure to regulators. The resulting penalty was just $26,000. The client now has compliant procedures and a good working relationship with regulators.

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