Proposed amendments to regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958

Public Consultation on proposed amendments to regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958.

The public and interested stakeholders are invited to comment on proposed amendments to regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958. The intent behind the proposed amendments is to update current export control processes, bringing regulation 13E into line with the more modern regulatory powers contained in the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (DTC Act).

Broadly, the key updates in the proposed amendments include the addition of a specific personal use exemption for individuals exporting controlled technology and uncontrolled goods containing controlled technology, enhanced powers (into line with the DTC Act) to revoke a permit where the export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia, as well as the inclusion of decision-making criteria and the addition of mechanisms to review decisions made under regulation 13E.

Further information, including links to the draft Explanatory Statement for the proposed amendments to regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, and other supporting documents, are available on the Defence Export Controls (DEC) Branch website: http://www.defence.gov.au/ExportControls/13E_Amendments.asp

The closing date for comments on the proposed amendments is close of business Friday, 8 September 2017. Submissions can be emailed to exportcontrols@defence.gov.au or posted to:

Defence Export Controls
R1-1-A037
PO Box 7901
CANBERRA BC ACT 2600