Today, the Administration announced some important steps in our effort to modernize America’s outdated export control system. These steps will help increase exports, create jobs and make manufacturers more competitive while strengthening America’s national security. The President will make a formal announcement tomorrow.

The steps outlined today focus on the criteria for determining what products need to be controlled, the development of a common set of policies for determining when an export license is needed and the creation of an Export Enforcement Coordination Center to coordinate the federal government’s enforcement efforts. The NAM has been a leading proponent of export control reforms that enhance the government’s ability to protect U.S. national security interests while removing the burdens and disadvantages placed on U.S. high-technology manufacturers.

Manufacturers welcome these steps and have repeatedly stressed the importance of export control modernization.

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