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Bond University has a duty of care in aligning with the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (DTCA) to have in place control measures to regulate the export of certain  controlled goods and technology from Australia to overseas locations.

Export controls do not prohibit export activity, however permits are required before the tangible or intangible export occurs.

Any individual at the University who generates goods, software or technology should use the Export Compliance Checklist to determine if an export permit is required.

The Australian Government, under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (DTCA), regulates the export of defence and strategic goods and technologies to ensure it is consistent with Australia’s international obligations.

Goods and technologies that are controlled under the export control framework are listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). A permit or licence from Defence Export Control is required before tangible or intangible supply occurs.

Controlled goods or technology can be classified as either a tangible or intangible supply.

Tangible export (or supply) of controlled technology are items that are physically taken out of Australia, for example controlled technology on a USB stick or a computer hard drive.

Intangible export (or supply) is controlled technology that is sent electronically from Australia, for example, brokering controlled goods, publishing DSGL technology, sending controlled technology in an email, or providing access to password protected files.

By completing the DSGL online questionnaire tool you can determine if you require a permit or you can contact Research Services.

Export controls apply to all individuals at the University.

If your research involves, or you believe it may involve, goods and technologies included in the DSGL, you must contact Research Services, who will guide you through the process of applying for a permit.

Any questions should be directed to Research Services in the first instance.

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