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Coalition for Security and Competitiveness Welcomes Administration's Announcement on Export Control Review
Date: 8/13/2009
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC - The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness (CSC) today welcomed the White House's announcement that the Administration will conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. export controls. The CSC, which was initially formed in 2007 by eight leading trade and industry organizations to provide recommendations for enhancing both security and competitiveness through modernization of U.S. export controls, issued the following statement in response to the White House's announcement:

"The CSC welcomes the President's announcement and applauds his leadership on this important issue. The Coalition strongly supports practical measures aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the export control regime. The need for new policies and processes to advance our national security, foreign policy and economic interests has never been more compelling than it is right now. The Coalition looks forward to working with the Administration on this issue as the review gets underway."

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

About the CSC

The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness was launched on March 6, 2007 with the forwarding to President Bush of 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.