Industry Groups Continue to Press Obama on Export Control Reform

Industry Groups Continue to Press Obama on Export Control Reform

A coalition of industry groups, including several representing the aerospace industry, sent a letter and list of recommendations to President Obama yesterday to press their case for export control reform. The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness (CSC) said that the recommendations build on a set of principles it sent the President in October and represent “near and medium-term reforms to create a modern export control system within the existing legislative authorizations.”

The recommendations revolve around five themes:

  • Draw clear lines of agency responsibility
  • Revise and reduce control lists
  • Complete the transition to an end user-based system
  • Enhance cooperation with allies, and
  • Enhance cooperation with the business community

Among the aerospace industry groups represented in the CSC are the Aerospace Industries Association, the Satellite Industry Association, the Space Enterprise Council, and the Space Foundation.

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