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Wednesday, 1 June 1994
Page: 1142

(Question No. 1339)


Senator Margetts asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 27 April 1994:

  (1) What were the top 200 defence export approvals by value in the 1992-93 financial year.

  (2) Which companies were involved in each of these contracts.

  (3) To which countries did each of these approvals refer.

  (4) What was the nature of the equipment involved in each contract.


Senator Robert Ray —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

  (1)-(4) Details are shown in the following table. The goods embrace all controlled defence related goods as listed in Schedule 13 of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations as at 30 June 1993 and therefore also include non-military lethal goods such as sporting rifles and related ammunition as well as commercial explosives. The approvals also include temporary exports. As in the case of previous questions of this nature, the Australian Government's obligation to protect information provided on a Commercial-in-Confidence basis precludes publication of the names of the companies involved.

  The nature of the equipment involved in each contract can be determined by referring to the part and section number of Schedule 13 of the above Regulations as at 30 June 1993 or in the booklet "Australian Controls on the Export of Defence and Related Goods—Guidelines for Exporters" dated March 1992.

TOP 200 EXPORT APPROVALS BY VALUE, FINANCIAL YEAR 1992-93

COUNTRY VALUE ($A) Part Section

Taiwan 90,000,000 1B 4

United States 18,040,000 1B 8

Hong Kong 16,000,000 1A 13

United States 6,437,000 1B 1

United States 4,080,000 1A 17

United Kingdom 3,005,469 2 3

France 3,000,000 1B 6B

France 3,000,000 1B 6B

United States 2,960,018 1B 8

New Zealand 2,919,771 3 6

United States 2,818,500 1B 8

United States 2,645,803 1B 8

Switzerland 2,600,000 1A 13

Singapore 2,536,575 1A 4

United States 2,500,000 1A 5

Brunei 2,245,509 1B 8

United States 2,071,531 1B 8

United States 1,987,985 1B 8

Indonesia 1,981,145 3 5

United States 1,970,000 1A 4

Switzerland 1,800,000 1A 13

United States 1,655,844 1B 8

United States 1,620,980 1B 6

United States 1,605,884 1B 8

United States 1,445,200 1A 11

United States 1,400,000 1B 8

United Kingdom 1,258,408 1A 4

United States 1,032,000 1B 6

Singapore 1,000,000 1A 17

United States 999,900 1B 6A

United States 965,000 1B 8

United States 848,050 3 4

Germany 840,000 1B 8

United States 827,922 1B 8

Indonesia 816,000 3 5

Switzerland 800,000 1A 13

Thailand 786,000 1B 8

Malaysia 762,406 1A 11

United Kingdom 727,596 1A 8

United States 693,700 1B 6

Indonesia 666,950 3 5

Malaysia 630,000 1B 8

Singapore 613,128 3 5

Germany 610,000 1B 8

France 600,000 1B 8

United States 560,000 1A 17

Germany 551,795 1B 6A

Canada 545,055 1B 8

Austria 537,000 1A 11

United States 533,333 1B 6A

Canada 500,000 1B 6A

United States 500,000 1A 13

United Kingdom 450,000 1B 8

Norway 430,000 1B 8

PNG 430,000 1B 6B

Indonesia 396,548 1B 6

United Kingdom 384,913 1A 17

Thailand 360,000 1B 8

UAE 360,000 1B 8

United Kingdom 338,000 1B 8

United States 314,286 1B 8

United States 310,000 1B 8

United Kingdom 300,000 1B 6

United States 300,000 1A 13

United States 300,000 1B 8

Canada 298,000 1B 10

United States 289,000 3 5

United States 285,000 1B 6

United States 283,000 3 4

United States 283,000 1B 1

United States 281,852 1B 6

United Kingdom 279,092 1B 6

Philippines 259,908 3 5

New Zealand 255,638 1A 5

United States 254,837 1B 6

United States 254,378 1B 8

Pakistan 250,000 1A 5

United Kingdom 250,000 1A 7

United States 250,000 1B 8

United States 241,500 3 5

Sweden 240,000 1A 5

New Zealand 237,387 1B 8

New Zealand 237,287 1B 8

Germany 235,720 1B 8

Taiwan 224,830 3 5

United Kingdom 216,150 1B 6

Belgium 206,353 3 3

United States 202,200 1B 8

China 200,000 1B 8

Oman 200,000 1B 8

United Kingdom 192,000 1B 8

United States 192,000 1A 11

France 189,720 1B 8

Indonesia 187,725 3 5

Philippines 187,725 3 5

Philippines 185,771 3 5

Canada 184,165 1A 17

Bangladesh 181,864 3 3

United States 180,081 1B 6A

United States 179,000 1A 11

United Kingdom 177,554 1B 6A

United States 175,000 1B 1

Thailand 173,661 1B 8

United Kingdom 171,427 1B 6

United States 171,376 1B 8

United Kingdom 170,821 1B 3

Philippines 169,214 3 5

United States 162,547 1B 8

Singapore 162,000 3 3

Canada 158,100 1B 6

New Zealand 152,671 1B 6

United States 150,376 1A 5

Philippines 149,000 3 5

United States 148,246 1B 8

United Kingdom 143,645 1B 6A

Singapore 142,857 1B 8

United Kingdom 142,500 1B 8

Belgium 142,397 3 3

New Zealand 139,041 1B 6

United States 138,900 1A 11

Hong Kong 137,972 3 5

United Kingdom 137,250 1A 17

Belgium 135,502 3 3

United States 134,960 1B 8

Singapore 134,160 1B 6

United States 132,381 1B 6

France 130,000 1B 8

United States 130,000 1B 6

United States 129,175 1B 8

Germany 127,500 1B 6

United States 124,081 1B 8

Germany 120,440 1B 6B

United States 120,240 3 5

PNG 120,014 3 5

Philippines 119,360 3 5

United States 118,800 1B 8

United States 112,748 3 6

Thailand 111,000 1B 8

United States 110,512 3 3

Canada 108,822 1B 6

United States 104,622 1A 17

South Korea 102,751 3 5

Solomon Is 101,370 1A 7

New Zealand 101,350 1B 8

United States 96,500 1B 6A

United States 93,005 1B 8

United States 91,928 1A 17

Thailand 91,216 1A 17

Singapore 90,000 1B 8

Belgium 88,833 3 3

United States 88,608 1B 8

United Kingdom 87,766 1B 6

Belgium 85,991 3 3

New Zealand 85,000 3 3

Belgium 84,610 3 3

United States 84,000 1B 8

United Kingdom 82,400 1B 8

United States 82,089 1B 8

PNG 80,912 3 5

United Kingdom 80,000 1B 6

United States 80,000 1B 6

United States 78,979 1B 8

United States 78,041 3 1

United Kingdom 75,883 1B 6A

United States 75,714 1B 6A

United States 75,000 1B 6

United States 75,000 1B 8

New Zealand 74,800 3 3

PNG 70,574 3 5

PNG 70,022 3 5

Malaysia 67,245 1B 8

Taiwan 64,000 1B 3

Malaysia 62,509 1B 8

United States 60,740 1B 8

Oman 60,000 1A 5

United Kingdom 60,000 3 1

United Kingdom 60,000 1B 3

United States 60,000 1B 3

United States 59,152 3 2

Brunei 59,032 1B 8

United States 58,450 1A 17

PNG 58,046 3 5

Taiwan 58,000 1A 5

Malaysia 57,513 1B 8

United States 56,732 3 6

United Kingdom 56,300 1B 5

Italy 55,873 3 3

United Kingdom 54,434 1B 6

Austria 54,000 1A 5

Cyprus 53,000 3 1

United Kingdom 52,900 1B 6

Netherlands 50,000 1A 17

United Kingdom 50,000 1B 6

United States 50,000 1B 6A

United States 50,000 1B 6B

United States 49,400 3 4

France 48,000 1B 6

Norway 48,000 1A 17

PNG 47,260 3 5

United States 46,143 1B 8