US EXPORT AND AUST IMPORT CONTROLS
TSA imports a range of products and delivers services, that are subject to United States foreign trade control laws. These laws govern the export, re-export and re-transfer of tangible and intangible products and either fall within as a Military or Commercial product.
These Regulations are:
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – 22 C.F.R. 120-130, under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA 22 U.S.C. 2751-2796). It is administrated by the Department of State and manages the United States Munition List – (USML Category)
- Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – 15 C.F.R. 730-774, under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ERCA 50 U.S.C 4601- 4622). It is administrated by the US Department of Commerce and manages the Commerce Control List – (CCL Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)).
In order to obtain approval to export a product requires a permit approval, this can take some time depending on which category (ITAR or EAR). For planning purposes it’s important to factor this is, please confirm with your TSA representative.
Further, the Australian Government prohibits the import of certain goods into Australia. These are governed by the Statuary Rules No. 90, 1956 – Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations made under the Customs Act 1901, specifically:
- 4F – Import of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, component of ammunition and imitations.
- 4H – Importation of certain weapons and weapon parts.
In order to import any item that falls within this regulation a permit is required through the Firearms Section at the Department of Home Affairs. TSA representatives can help you complete the required form for the import under specific Part or Schedule. This process can be lengthy and it’s important to get the paperwork submitted as soon as practical to ensure delivery.
TSA generally recommends a planning period of 8-10 weeks from time of placement of an order for the manufacture, freight, permit processing (US/AUST) and Australian Border Force (ABF) clearance for the delivery of a product for acquisition or testing.
See the Documents link under (Governance) for up to date forms for this process.