US Moves Ahead With More Export-Control Reforms

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 6:13 PM EST) -- The Obama administration on Thursday advanced its export-control reform initiative by handing down two final rules easing controls on products including launch missiles and personal protective equipment, with some items moving from the purview of the U.S. Department of State to the Department of Commerce.

The rules, published by those agencies in the Federal Register, are the third set of implementing reforms issued since April. The reform effort aims to enable manufacturers to have an easier time exporting thousands of items that are used by the military but...
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