State Dept. Urged Not To Tweak Laser Export Rule

Law360, Nashville (March 17, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Several major defense, technology and automotive companies urged the U.S. Department of State not to further tweak an amended rule for determining whether laser, thermal imaging and guidance equipment should be considered a defense item under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, saying new parameters suggested by the agency are too limiting.

The related final rule, issued in October alongside an accompanying final rule from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, revises Category XII of the ITAR's U.S. Munitions List, or USML,...
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