Export Controls: Modernize for Competition, Security

By May 14, 2008Trade

Well-reported article in the latest edition of “Shipping Digest” on export control modernization.

U.S. companies should have an easier time getting export licenses thanks to the Bush administration’s decision to accept most recommendations of a business coalition seeking a comprehensive reform of the nation’s export-control system.

The recommendations essentially have a twofold purpose: to help U.S. companies by making the export-licensing process “more efficient, predictable and transparent,” and to enhance U.S. national security, according to the coalition.

The NAM is an active member of the Security and Competitiveness Coalition, which has working hard on this issue. NAM President John Engler also has a column in this month’s magazine, “Losing Out to Liechtenstein.”

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