Shutdown Throws A Wrench In Export Control Reform Process

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 8:19 PM ET) -- Relaxed export control regulations went into effect for aircraft and aircraft parts on Tuesday, but U.S. manufacturers are facing new hurdles as the government shutdown interferes with the U.S. Department of Commerce's ability to process export license applications.

Export licenses for many categories of military-related aircraft, gas turbine engines and components have completed their transition from U.S. Department of State control to the more export-friendly Commerce Department, the first major step in a long-gestating effort to overhaul and streamline restrictions on thousands of items that would...
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