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International Export Control Regimes and Treaties

Our export control system reflects Australia's broad national interests and is the means by which consistency is achieved for the Government. To ensure consistency and to limit the risk of diversion, Australia, along with other like minded countries, is committed to the following cooperative conventions, treaties, regimes and arrangements.

Australia participates in relevant regime meetings with a focus on technical elements. Proposals are submitted by the Australian Government in regards to the review of controls, including the removal or addition of new controls to capture emerging sensitive technology. Comments are also provided on submissions made by other states.

Another important element focuses on information exchange. Participating states agree to exchange general information on risks associated with transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, in order to consider, where necessary, the scope for coordinating national control policies to combat these risks. Participating states also agree to notify other members of denials, to ensure that other like minded countries involved in the regimes do not allow similar exports to take place.

Australia is a member of many international treaties, conventions and regimes relating to export controls and which serve our broad national interests and contribute to the global effort aimed at reducing the risk of proliferation.

The key treaties, regimes and conventions Australia participates in are the:

A table describing which countries are a member of the four key multilateral export control regimes is available on the Regime Membership page.

Information resouces relating to the regimes and treaties is available on the Regime Resources page.

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