The Defence and Strategic Goods List
The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) includes equipment, assemblies and components, associated test, inspection and production equipment, materials, software and technology. The DSGL is divided into two parts:
- Defence and related goods – those goods designed or adapted for use by armed forces or goods that are inherently lethal.
- Dual-use goods – those goods comprising equipment and technology 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.
The DSGL contains exemptions relating to technology or software that is in the public domain and to basic scientific research.