Satellite Export Reform Not So Far Out: Experts

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT) -- U.S.-based commercial satellite manufacturers, thwarted by military-level export restrictions for a decade, could see those controls loosened soon thanks to a confluence of industry action and a federal government willing to consider reform, attorneys say.

While industry members have pushed to loosen the licensing requirements for exporting satellites since the tighter controls were imposed a decade ago, insiders say a bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed in June that would give President Barack Obama the power to put export control over satellites back in the...
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