Export controls consultation

Consultation on proposed enhancements to Export Controls regime operations is now closed.

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Consultation on proposed enhancements to Export Controls regime operations was held from the 11th of August until the 14th September 2022, and has now closed. Submissions will inform the final changes proposed to the Export Controls regime. A summary of submissions will be published on MFAT’s website in due course.

What was the Consultation on Proposed Enhancements to Export Controls regime operations?

The Export Controls regime controls the export of strategic and certain other military end-use goods and technology, in line with Aotearoa New Zealand’s domestic and international obligations and commitments.

An independent review of the Export Controls regime, delivered in July 2021, found that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has administered the Export Control system consistent with its underlying intent and legislation. The review report also made a suite of recommendations on improvements to the design and implementation of the system, which the Ministry has committed to implementing.

The consultation covered proposals to clarify the purpose of the Export Controls regime, revise the criteria used to assess export applications, and enhance transparency of the Export Controls regime’s operations.

See the document below for more information.

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