“We believe changes must be made to the current system to make sure it is aligned with our current security needs and the realities of the global technological environment, and – as a practical matter – operates in a more predictable, transparent, and efficient manner,” the Coalition stated in the letter, which was also sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.
In their principles for reform, the Coalition recommended that modernization of U.S. export controls should achieve the following:
The letter was sent on behalf of the Coalition’s member associations, which include the Aerospace Industries Association, the Association of American Exporters and Importers, The American League for Exports and Security Assistance, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, Business Roundtable, the Coalition for Employment Through Exports, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Industrial Fasteners 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.
With regard to next steps, the Coalition has requested an opportunity to brief the NSC/NEC interagency team to provide detailed recommendations that build upon the principles outlined above.
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