This article applies to selling in: Australia

Trade Control Laws

You must comply with all applicable laws when importing, exporting and selling items on Amazon, including the trade control laws of Australia or other jurisdictions. These laws include, but are not limited to Australian sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (“DFAT”); the customs laws and regulations administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (“DIBP”) and Australian Border Force (“ABF”); the Defence Trade Controls Act (“DTCA”) and Defence and Strategic Goods List (“DSGL”) administered by the Department of Defence (“DOD”), Defence Export Controls (“DEC”). Depending on your location, the country of export, the country of import, the country of origin of the items, and other factors, additional laws and regulations from Australia and other jurisdictions may apply. You are responsible for determining all applicable trade control laws (including Australian and non-Australian), obtaining any required government authorizations, and are liable for any penalties resulting from non-compliance.

Sanctioned Countries, entities, and individuals

Export control and economic sanctions laws in Australia and a number of other countries prohibit or restrict unlicensed transactions with parties (i.e., individuals, entities, government regimes) identified as engaging in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and other activities that threaten those countries' national security, foreign policies or economies ("Denied Parties"). Various government agencies publish lists of such parties (“Denied Parties Lists” or “Consolidated List”). In addition, many countries maintain trade sanctions and embargo programs against specific countries and regions ("Sanctioned Countries"), such that unauthorized transactions involving these Sanctioned Countries are prohibited or restricted.

In order to comply with these and other legal requirements, it is Amazon general policy that items imported from or originating in the following countries and regions may not be sold on Amazon:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Sudan
  • Crimea Region of Ukraine

No shipments or sales to parties in any of these countries may be conducted through Amazon.

Accounts may not be opened or affiliated with a country or region that Amazon does not support.

Additionally, Amazon does not do business with or otherwise engage in or facilitate transactions involving individuals or entities that are subject to sanctions or other applicable trade control restrictions. This includes, but is not limited to parties listed on: the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE) Lists maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury; the Entity List, Unverified List and Denied Persons List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions maintained by the European Union; the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by Her Majesty's Treasury in the United Kingdom; the Consolidated List of Names, maintained by the Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions; the Consolidated List of persons and entities subject to targeted financial sanctions or travel bans maintained by DFAT. This also includes certain parties that are owned or controlled by Denied Parties.

You must ascertain and comply with any additional sanctions compliance requirements that apply to your transactions, including updates to Australian law. Non-compliance with Australian sanctions laws and regulations can result in significant civil and criminal monetary penalties as well as possible imprisonment, seizure of goods, and a bar from conducting business with Australian companies.

Please see Amazon’s Conditions of Use for additional information.

Defense items

Certain products (e.g., military ordnance and vehicles, certain firearm scopes, night vision goggles, body armor, and related software and technical data covered under the DTCA and DSGL) are considered "defense" items subject to the jurisdiction of the DOD and are controlled under the DTCA and DSGL. Exports (as defined in the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement) and Supplies (as defined in section 4 of the DTCA) which include release to "foreign persons" inside or outside Australia) of all items governed by the DSGL require a license, a license exemption, or other approval from the DOD. You are responsible for obtaining such licenses and all other applicable compliance obligations. Non-compliance with the DTCA and DSGL can result in penalties as high as $525,000 and/or 10 years imprisonment per violation, and/or loss of export privileges.

Dual-use items

Other items considered "dual-use" (i.e., having both a defence and commercial purpose) may be subject to the jurisdiction of the DOD and controlled under the DTCA and DSGL. An export license or other approval from the DOD may be required. You are responsible for obtaining such licenses and all other applicable compliance obligations. Non-compliance with the DTCA and DSGL can result in penalties as high as $525,000 and/or 10 years imprisonment per violation, and/or loss of export privileges.

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