Australia updates defence export control list

01 April 2019

Australia has updated its list of military and dual-use goods and technologies that are subject to export controls. The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) 2019 replaces a list that was introduced in 1996, most recently updated in 2018, and repealed on 1 April.

The Australian government said the DSGL 2019 introduces 70 “notable amendments”, with the majority of the changes categorised as either new controls, deletions of existing controls, or modifications to existing controls.

According to the government, the DSGL is updated “from time to time to ensure that it remains current” and compliant with international regulations. The amendments are the result of a review of defence export controls, which was launched in April 2018.

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