August 17, 2017: Australia amends its controlled goods list for Russia & Crimea

Yesterday, Australia passed the amendments to the list of controlled goods for export to Russia and Crimea (for some reason, they also mention Sevastopol by nane – isn’t that part of Crimea?). The goods are all either for energy drilling projects, or for energy pipelines. The list for Crimea and Sevastopol is slightly longer (32 items vs 30) than for Russia:

Part 2          Crimea and Sevastopol

Item

Description

Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) Code

1.       

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of stainless steel

7304 11 10

2.       

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7304 19 90

3.       

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter exceeding 168.3 mm but not exceeding 406.4 mm (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7304 19 90

4.       

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7304 19 90

5.       

Drill pipe, seamless, of stainless steel, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas

7304 22 11

6.       

Drill pipe, seamless, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, of iron or steel (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7304 23 91

7.       

Casing and tubing, casing and tubing, seamless, of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas, of stainless steel

7304 24 12

8.       

Casing and tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm (excl. products of cast iron)

7304 29 92

9.       

Casing and tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter exceeding 168.3 mm, but not exceeding 406.4 mm (excl. products of cast iron)

7304 29 92

10.   

Casing and tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas, seamless, of iron or steel, of an external diameter exceeding 406,4 mm (excl. products of cast iron)

7304 29 92

11.   

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, having circular cross-sections and an external diameter of exceeding 406.4 mm, of iron or steel, longitudinally submerged arc welded

7305 11 00

12.   

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, having circular cross-sections and an external diameter of exceeding 406.4 mm, of iron or steel, longitudinally arc welded (excl. products longitudinally submerged arc welded)

7305 12 00

13.   

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, having circular cross-sections and an external diameter of exceeding 406.4 mm, of flat-rolled products of iron or steel (excl. products longitudinally arc welded)

7305 19 00

14.   

Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, having circular cross-sections and an external diameter of exceeding 406.4 mm, of flat-rolled products of iron or steel

7305 20 00

15.   

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, welded, of flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of an external diameter of not exceeding 406.4 mm

7306 11 13

16.   

Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, welded, of flat-rolled products of iron or steel, of an external diameter of not exceeding 406.4 mm (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7306 19 93

17.   

Casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, welded, of flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of an external diameter of not exceeding 406.4 mm

7306 21 14

18.   

Casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, welded, of flat-rolled products of iron or steel, of an external diameter of not exceeding 406.4 mm (excl. products of stainless steel or of cast iron)

7306 29 94

19.   

Containers of iron or steel, for compressed or liquefied gas (excl. containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

7311 00 25

20.   

Rock-drilling or earth-boring tools, interchangeable, with working parts of sintered metal carbides or cermets

8207 13 00

21.   

Rock-drilling or earth-boring tools, interchangeable, with working parts of diamond or agglomerated diamond

8207 19 00

22.   

Reciprocating positive displacement pumps for liquids, power-driven (excl. fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engine and concrete pumps)

 

8413 50 01

23.   

Rotary positive displacement pumps for liquids, power-driven (excl. fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engine)

8413 60 01

24.   

Liquid elevators (excl. pumps)

8413 82 00

25.   

Parts of liquid elevators, not elsewhere specified.

8413 92 00

26.   

Boring or sinking machinery for boring earth or extracting minerals or ores, not self-propelled and not hydraulic (excl. tunnelling machinery and hand-operated tools)

8430 49 00

27.   

Parts of lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery not elsewhere specified

8431 39 11

28.   

Parts for boring or sinking machinery of Item 26 not elsewhere specified

8431 43 00

29.   

Parts of machinery of 

           ships’ derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane

           self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levelers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers; and 

           Moving, grading, levelling, scraping, excavating, tamping, compacting, extracting or boring machinery, for earth, minerals or ores, pile-drivers and pile-extractors, snowploughs and snowblowers

not elsewhere specified

8431 49 50

 

30.   

Mobile drilling derricks

8705 20 10

8705 20 20

31.   

Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms

8905 20 00(a)

32.   

Sea-going light vessels, fire-floats, floating cranes and other vessels, the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function (excl. dredgers, floating or submersible drilling or production platforms; fishing vessels and warships)

But, as you can see by the Explanatory Statement, the actual goods on the list haven’t changed:

The Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 (the Principal Regulations) facilitate the conduct of Australia’s relations with certain countries, and with specific entities or persons outside Australia, through the imposition of autonomous sanctions in relation to those countries, or targeting those entities or persons.  

 

Subregulation 4(2) of the Regulations provides for the Minister to specify, by legislative instrument, certain items as ‘export sanctioned goods’ for Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol.  These goods are listed in Schedule 1 of the Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol) Specifications 2015 (the Specification) together with their corresponding Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) code.

 

The purpose of the Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol) Amendment Specification 2017 (the Amendment Specification) is to update the AHECC codes of some of the goods listed in Schedule 1 of the Specification following amendments to the AHECC.  The list of goods has otherwise remained unchanged.  As such, section 4 of the Specification does not apply with respect to the amendments contained in the Amendment Specification.

Link:

Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol) Amendment Specification 2017

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