Higher Fences, Fewer Items: Simplified Export Controls

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT) -- A recent three-day conference on export controls in transition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed the Obama administration’s commitment to reform of U.S. controls on exports.

Both President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke addressed the conference, demonstrating support for reform at the highest levels. The president, the secretary and other officials also emphasized, however, the administration’s commitment to export control enforcement, both during the current transition period and after reforms are implemented.

Reform Goals

At present, the U.S. departments of the...
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