US Revamps Export Controls On Products Sent To Allies

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Thursday eased restrictions on exports of certain potentially sensitive technologies to a list of 36 “low-risk” countries, including Australia, France and Germany, as part of President Barack Obama’s promised reforms to the current complex export control system.

Announcing the new license exception Thursday, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said eligible exports include cameras for search and rescue efforts for fire departments, airport scanners and toxins for vaccine research, items that previously were subjected to unnecessary hurdles. The exception will remove the...
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