Obama's Export Reform Plan May Bite Off Too Much

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's ambitious proposal to overhaul the export control system by creating a single control list and single enforcement agency would fix many of the current regime's problems — but it could be too lofty to achieve, international trade experts cautioned.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates outlined the president's much-hyped reform plan Tuesday, saying the current Cold War-era system, which splits responsibility for licensing and enforcing export controls among the U.S. departments of Commerce, State and Defense, was too outdated to deal with 21st-century national...
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