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The Obama administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative continues to move forward this year. The administration has proposed revisions to various categories of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) that will enable non-sensitive dual-use or commercial technologies to move from the USML to the more flexible Commerce Control List (CCL).
To help advance the reform effort, AIA’s Export Controls and Defense Trade Committees have filed comments on the future export control treatment of aircraft (USML Category VIII) and aircraft engines (newly created USML Category XIX). Revisions to Category VIII and the new category XIX of the USML will more precisely describe which military aircraft, engines and related defense articles warrant control on the USML. Newly implemented, more restrictive classifications on the CCL will provide appropriate oversight while allowing easier exchange of technology with U.S. allies and partners.
Additionally, AIA filed comments with the State Department on the implementing regulations of the U.S.-UK/Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties. Long supported by industry, finalization of the regulations is one of the final hurdles to overcome before companies can benefit from more robust trade between these countries.
AIA commends the administration’s ongoing efforts to transform the current export control/defense trade system while encouraging continued focus on reform initiatives that support U.S. national security interests, strengthen important international partnerships and eliminate export control licensing burdens that make U.S. companies less competitive.
To review all AIA submissions in their entirety please visit http://www.aia-aerospace.org/issues_policies/international/ under “Administration Initiatives.”
For additional information or if you would like to participate in the development of future proposed export control/defense trade regulations, please contact PJ Hart at email@example.com.