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Australia. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, p. 2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 27 April
5. Does your country have laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW? YES
5.1. List laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW.
Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, Customs Act 1901 and Defence Trade Controls Act 2012. Defence Export Controls (DEC) within the Department of Defence administers Australia's export control legislation relating to defence and dualuse goods and technology.
DEC provides policy on export control, and is responsible for assessing applications to export defence and strategic goods and technology. DEC issues export permissions, denials, import certificates and enduser documentation.
Australia's export control policies reflect the Government's commitment to ensure the export of defence and dualuse goods is consistent with Australia's national interests, international obligations and commitments. Australia is a member of the following international export control regimes; Nuclear Suppliers Group, Australia Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Wassenaar Arrangement and Arms Trade Treaty.