- Advocacy & Policy
- Research Center
December 03, 2009
AIA encouraged the administration to take action on a number of initiatives to modernize the export control system in a letter to President Obama signed by more than 100 chief executive officers.
“We have long advocated for a more predictable, efficient and transparent technology control regime that advances our national security interests,” the letter states. “An effective export control system must safeguard critical technologies, as well as facilitate collaboration with our closest allies and international partners.”
The letter identifies five areas of reform to improve the export control system that do not require new legislation. They include improvements to the U.S. Munitions List and the commodity jurisdiction process, caseload management, Defense Department decision making on technology release and treatment of unmanned aircraft systems in the multilateral Missile Technology Control Regime.
In addition, the association thanked President Obama for setting the export control system review in motion. President Obama announced in August that there would be an interagency review led by the National Security Council and National Economic Council.
Signed by members of the Executive Committee of AIA’s Board of Governors, the Executive Committee of the Supplier Management Council and a significant number of other member companies, the letter and the accompanying white papers are posted on on AIA’s Web site.