Category: Export Control Reform Initiative

You’ve heard of DTrade.  You’ve been to SNAP-R.  Now get ready to experience a whole new system for submitting export licenses online ... USXPORTS. In recent meeting minutes published by the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), the Assistant Secretary for Political Military Affairs, Andrew Shapiro, announced the migration of all current export license processing systems to a single platform...

Earlier this month, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) proposed a new amendment that could have significant impact on U.S. and foreign companies who are struggling to be ITAR compliant.  The proposal would basically eliminate the need for licensed foreign companies to obtain separate approval from DDTC for the transfer of technical data to employees who are...

At the beginning of Tolkien’s popular The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Frodo is given a mysterious ring which has the power to control the whole world.  Today, the U.S. export control community was handed a similar prophecy by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Speaking to members of the Business Executives for National Security, Gates said the United...

Earlier this month, President Obama announced two export control reform initiatives designed to help increase American competitiveness abroad, while also making it easier for organizations to achieve better export compliance. This is part of the president’s larger goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years.  The two key reforms aim to help protect U.S....