ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Mar 2019

The Australian Government modified the Defence and Strategic Goods List leading to 36 amendments related to the reduction or increase of requirements to export certain goods.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Federal Register of Legislation. Defence and Strategic Goods List 2019. Available at: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00424

Federal Register of Legislation. Defence and Strategic Goods List 2019. Explanatory Statement. Available at: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00424/Explanatory%20Statement/Text

Inception date: 02 Apr 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 27 March 2019, the Ministry of Defence of Australia has adopted the Defence and Strategic Goods List 2019 repealing the Defence and Strategic Good List 1996 and its amendments. The new legislation includes a total of 70 amendments, 36 of which have a significant impact on export controls.

More concrete, 23 of the changes that have been introduced, imply some kind of export control removal, easing the exportation of the affected goods. Following there is a list of the goods and commodities affected:

  • aircraft fuels JP-4, JP-5 and JP-8;
  • ISO intermodal containers and demountable vehicle bodies;
  • robots capable of 3D image processing or 3D scene analysis;
  • technology for the development of interactive graphics as an integrated part in numerical control units for preparation or modification of part programs;
  • technology for the development of generators of machine tool instructions from design data residing inside numerical control units;
  • electrical erasable programmable read-only memories (EEPROMs), flash memories and magnetic random access memories (MRAMs);
  • Simple Programmable Logic Devices (SPLDs);
  • control frequency range for signal analyzers;
  • control for resists used in semiconductor lithography for use at wavelengths between 15nm and 193nm;
  • certain Process Design Kits;
  • digital computers from an adjusted peak performance exceeding 16 Weighted TeraFLOPS to 19 Weighted TeraFLOPS;
  • software and technology for digital computers from an adjusted peak performance exceeding 8 Weighted TeraFLOPS to 15 Weighted TeraFLOPS;
  • software related to the generation, command and control, or delivery of intrusion software;
  • antenna specially designed for civil cellular or WLAN radio-communications systems, iEEE802.15 or wireless HDMI, and fixed or mobile satellite earth stations for commercial civil telecommunications;
  • high-speed cinema recording cameras and mechanical high-speed cameras;
  • mechanical streak cameras; and
  • controlling terrestrial equipment specially designed for spacecraft.

The Defence and Strategic Good List 2019 has entered into force on 2 April 2019.

Inception date: 02 Apr 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Defence and Strategic Goods List 2019 that has been adopted by the Ministry of Defence of Australia on 27 March 2019 includes a total of 70 amendments, 36 of which have a significant impact on export controls. In this sense, 13 changes have led to the increase of export controls on several goods. Following, there is a list of affected products:

  • Ethylenedinitramine;
  • diesel engines specially designed for submarines;
  • intensity, amplitude and phase electro-optic modulators designed for analogue signals;
  • mask substrate blanks with a multilayer reflector structure consisting of molybdenum and silicon;
  • test equipment testing above 31.8 GHz;
  • polycrystalline substrates and polycrystalline ceramic substrates;
  • read-out integrated circuits specially designed for focal plane arrays;
  • aero gas turbine engine software;
  • software related to multi-stage compressors related to aero gas turbine engines; and
  • individual sonars.

The Defence and Strategic Good List 2019 has entered into force on 2 April 2019.