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CSC Welcomes Presidentís Continuing Commitment to Export Control Reform
Date: 3/11/2010
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC – The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness (CSC) today released the following statement:

“The CSC welcomes the President’s reiteration of his commitment to export control reform. Our system has not been significantly changed in over twenty years and is badly out of date. Updating the system will enhance our security by allowing the government to focus its resources on enforcement against illicit exports of the most critical goods and technologies. At the same time it will enhance U.S. companies’ competitiveness by providing a clearer and more efficient licensing system.

“We particularly appreciate the President’s announcements today on encryption and dual nationals. If implemented as announced, both changes meet the twin goals of enhancing our security and our competitiveness. The President’s remarks were an important step in the right direction. We look forward to the rollout of the comprehensive reform plan in the coming weeks and reviewing the new regulations that will explain in greater detail the changes he announced.”

CSC members include the Aerospace Industries Association, the Association of American Exporters and Importers, the AMT - Association for Manufacturing Technology, The Business Roundtable, the Coalition for Employment Through Exports, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Industrial Fastener Institute, the Information Technology Industry Council, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Defense Industrial Association, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Satellite Industry Association, the Space Enterprise Council, The Space Foundation, TechAmerica and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

About the Coalition:

The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness was launched on March 6, 2007, when it provided President Bush with initial recommendations for enhancing U.S. security and competitiveness through modernization of the export control system. Formed by eight leading associations, the Coalition seeks to modernize the export control system so that America is prepared to meet the security and economic challenges of the 21st century. More information about the coalition can be found online at www.securityandcompetitiveness.org.