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Australia consults on changes to its export control regulations

August, 2017

Proposals include a new personal use exemption for the physical export of controlled technology.

Australia’s Defense Export Controls (‘DEC’) has opened a public consultation on its proposed amendments to regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958. The move is designed to harmonises regulation 13E with the more recent Defense Trade Controls Act 2012 (‘DTC Act’). Key points in the proposed changes are:   a new personal use exemption for the physical export of technology (e.g., a permit will not be required to take a computer or data storage device overseas that contains controlled software or technology where it is for personal use and will not be transferred); legislative clarification that the physical...

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