SMEs can now apply to attend one of CDIC’s free seminars in March in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, which cover US export controls and regulations.
The two-day seminars will provide defence SMEs with practical expertise of current best practice for handling technologies controlled under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
At the completion of the training, SME participants will have developed a thorough understanding of the regulations and what is needed to ensure their companies handle controlled technologies appropriately.
Manufacturing and R&D businesses with immediate intent or actively involved with US technologies that are subject to these regulations are invited to apply for a place on these free seminars.
A selection process will be used and successful applicants will be notified at least four weeks prior to the chosen seminar (for applications received before 16 February).
If you have previously registered an expression of interest for these training events, an application must now be completed to be considered for a confirmed placement.
This program will build on the efforts provided by the Department of Defence's Defence Export Controls (DEC) service, which determine and guide Australia's export control policies.
Australia's export control policies are in place to enable the export of defence and strategic goods where it is consistent with Australia's national interests and international obligations.
DEC's mission is to enable the responsible export of defence and strategic goods and technologies by:
- providing early advice to producers and developers on the control status and exportability of their goods, services and technology;
- issuing permits and licences for controlled exports;
- delivering outreach programs to enable exporters to meet their obligations under relevant Australian regulations and legislation;
- contributing to Australia's international efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through participation in multilateral non-proliferation and export control regimes;
- authorising end-user and non-transfer certificates for the import of controlled defence and strategic goods; and
- providing assistance with re-transfer approvals for foreign-sourced defence items.
Further information, including dates and times for the seminars, is available here.