Export control modernization is a solid pillar of AIA’s strategy to build defense sales. To have modern export control regime in place it is necessary that items slated to be brought to the Commerce Control List are completed and that actions to be taken to address technologies unnecessarily remaining on the U.S. Munitions list. AIA is working with the government to identify defense trade priority partners and programs in line with our national security strategy to ensure synchronization between the views of industry and government in technology trends and developments to enhance advocacy for defense exports.
On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (FY13 NDAA).
The FY13 NDAA contained in Sections 1261-1267 provisions that significantly change U.S. satellite export control policy. Since 1998, all items in the satellite category have been required to be regulated as munitions – the only category of items with a blanket statutory requirement of this type. There has been no authority to differentiate between items of the highest national security interest and those that are of less concern that would merit control as “dual use” items.