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Presentation on theme: "HOW TO ADMINISTER CONTROL LISTS"— Presentation transcript:

Mr Jurgen Zacny Director Defence Trade Control & Compliance Australian Department of Defence

2 Export Control Regimes
Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Australia Group (AG) Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) – covered separately

3 Treaties and Conventions
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Convention for Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

4 Control List Munitions Dual-use
Defence and related goods and technology Designed or adapted for military purposes including parts and accessories Dual-use comprises equipment and technologies developed to meet commercial needs but which may be used either as military components or for the development or production of military systems or weapons of mass destruction

5 Control List (2) Munitions List (ML) Categories 1 to 22 Includes:
Military platforms and components Weapons and ammunition Chemical and biological warfare agents Explosives Electronic systems and equipment Software and technology

6 Control List (3) Dual Use List 10 Categories Each category covers:
A. Equipment, Assemblies and Components B. Test, Inspection and Production Equipment C. Materials D. Software E. Technology

7 Control List (4) Dual – Use categories
Category 0 - Nuclear Materials, Facilities and Equipment covers material, equipment and technologies that are specific to the nuclear industry but which could make a contribution to a nuclear weapon activity or an un-safeguarded nuclear fuel-cycle activity.

8 Control List (5) Dual – Use categories (cont)
Category 1 - Materials, Chemicals, Micro-organisms and Toxins Category 2 - Materials Processing Category 3 – Electronics Category 4 – Computers Category 5 - (Part 1) Telecommunications Category 5 - (Part 2) Information Security Category 6 - Sensors and Lasers Category 7 - Navigation and Avionics Category 8 – Marine Category 9 - Propulsion

9 Updating the Control List
Regimes consider changes or new controls Regimes agree controls National adoption of control changes National implementation of controls

10 Why Update the Control List
Adjust control parameter thresholds to reflect technological advance Introduce new controls in response to emerging technologies Remove controls no longer relevant to non-proliferation aims Restructure and modify existing control text to improve clarity and ease of application

11 Application of Control List
Understand the technology Match export goods specifications to control list Seek subject matter expert advice if necessary

12 Conclusion Good management and effective application of control lists are essential parts of a best practice export control system.


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