(1) The Minister must not make an exemption order unless the Minister is of the opinion that it is in the national interest to make the order.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), in determining what is in the national interest, the Minister must have regard to each of the following:
(a) Australia's international relations;
(b) Australia's international obligations;
(c) any relevant principle of international law or practice;
(d) the interests of Australian exporters;
(e) the interests of Australian importers;
(f) any other relevant matters.