Introduction to the New Zealand Strategic Goods List
New Zealand, like a number of countries, implements controls on the export of "strategic goods". The items controlled can be separated into two very general categories:
goods which are designed specifically for military use.
"dual-use" goods, which are primarily for civilian use, but which have significant military applications, whether they be in conventional weapons systems, or for the development of weapons of mass destruction; and
The New Zealand Strategic Goods List (NZSGL) has a numbering system that is common to most of the major exporters of strategic goods. The numbering system of the Munitions List (Part 1 of the NZSGL) is derived from the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies. Many member countries of the Wassenaar Arrangement also use this system. The numbering system for Part 2 of the NZSGL is derived from the European Union (EU) dual-use list, which has been adopted by all EU members as part of their export controls administration and more recently by the United States of America.
The NZSGL is updated regularly to reflect changes in controlled items and legislation and was last updated in March 2012.
The Strategic Goods List is divided into two parts:
Part One: Military goods and technologies and non-military lethal goods (Munitions List)(ML)
Military and related goods : defence and related goods or technologies designed or adapted for military use, including parts and accessories.
Non-military lethal goods : goods that are inherently lethal, incapacitating or destructive such as non-military firearms, non-military ammunition and commercial explosives and initiators.
Part Two: Dual-use goods and technologies
Part Two covers covers goods and technologies developed to meet commercial needs but which may be used either as military components or for the development or production of military systems or weapons of mass destruction.
This part is further divided into the following 10 categories:
Category 0 –Nuclear Materials Facilities and Equipment
Category 1 – Special Materials and Related Equipment
Category 2 – Materials Processing
Category 3 – Electronics
Category 4 – Computers
Category 5 – Telecommunications and Information Security
Category 6 – Sensors and Lasers
Category 7 –Navigation and Avionics
Category 8 –Marine
Category 9 –Aerospace and Propulsion
Sensitive and Very Sensitive Lists of Dual-use Goods
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