Defence export control exemptions won’t be subject to US oversight

Brandon How

The US government has given Australia the all-clear to exempt more countries from its upgraded Defence trade controls regime despite recent controversial reforms to align the scheme more closely with the superpower.

The two AUKUS nations are progressing reforms to their respective regimes to create a export licence-free environment for technology sharing, primarily to overcome the US’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) barriers.

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