How do export controls affect me?

It isn't just researchers who work in the defence area who need to understand export controls.

For example, you could be:

  • a sculptor who uses a material that can also be used in making ballistics
  • developing technology to reduce communications interference for a company that produces commercially operated drones
  • improving our understanding of bacterial pathogenesis through a whole genome sequencing project

All of these examples could involve the use, development or production of controlled technology.

A permit is required when exporting, supplyingbrokering or publishing controlled technology (DSGL items), unless there is an exemption.

Undertake a Self-Assessment
to determine whether a permit is required for your research activities