ABA Ad Hoc Coalition Submits Comments to USG on Proposed Revisions of US Export Control Regulations

The Ad Hoc Coalition for Effective Export Control Reform (“CEECR”) submitted, on August 3, the embedded document to the U.S. Department of Commerce,Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Controls (“DDTC”) in response to proposed revisions to certain definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms …

Chinese Acquire Controlled US Technology, Again. Shakes Up Israel’s Export Control Agency

The Chinese industrial espionage machine has, once again, successfully secured sensitive US micro-cooling systems that may be headed to Iran for use in its missile program. It will also add another item in China’s growing arsenal of stolen US technology and know-how. Details are sparse, however,  there are a few clues detailing what may have happened. …

Export Control Reform, Proliferation Concerns Raised

In today’s Washington Times, Bill Gertz penned an interesting item missing from the public debate on reforms to the export control system being implemented by the Obama Administration: According to congressional aides, the administration has prevented U.S. intelligence agencies from conducting comprehensive assessments of the security impact of the export decontrol plan. Prevented? In the …

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Reminder, State Department issues proposed ITAR export control rule for replacement Parts/Components and Incorporated Articles. Miami bank owned by Ecuadorean Government fined $7m for failing to comply with Bank Secrecy Act rules. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Curtiss-Wright Corp. requests export license for nuclear reactor components. State Department notice: Defense Trade Advisory Group is scheduled to …

Government study finds foreign nationals in the US gaining unauthorized access to controlled technology

It is not what advocates of export control reform necessarily wanted to hear, however, a recently completed study for the Congress that was released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms prior reports that both our allies and enemies continue to try to steal the most advanced U.S. technologies. While nothing new, U.S. companies …

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According to the Associated Press, “Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority — and some of its technology, it turns out, may well have come from the U.S. itself.”  Read the entire story, here. Hudson Institute: Basque ETA Terrorists Move to Venezuela, Team …

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The Arms Control Wonk took strong exception with statements made by former career FSO Nicholas Burns that the five permanent members of the Security Council won World War II and wrote the Nonproliferation Treaty. Electronic goodies “Made in the USA” destined for Syria. The Bureau of Industry and Security issues a final rule making a …