Satellite Export Control Reform Takes Effect

Starting today, U.S. commercial communications satellites are no longer considered defense articles subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). November 10 is the effective date for most of the sweeping satellite export rule changes published six months ago.

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GPS-Galileo Meetings Held in Madrid

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On June 5-6, the Office of Space Commercialization participated in a series of meetings in Spain to discuss U.S. space/GNSS cooperation with the European Union. The Office co-chaired a meeting of the GPS-Galileo Working Group “B” on Trade and Civil

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Revised Satellite Export Control Rules Published

On May 13, 2014, the Departments of State and Commerce released a set of interim final rules that move many commercial satellites and related items from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List. This long awaited rule change

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2013 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan held their 10th plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24, 2013, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of GPS and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The Office of

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Proposed Changes to Satellite Export Controls Released for Public Comment

On May 24, 2013, the State and Commerce Departments published a pair of Proposed Rules to transfer certain satellites from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL). This move was made possible by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which returned

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Report on Satellite Export Control Policy Reform

On April 18, the Departments of Defense and State released a report on space export control policy reform, recommending that many satellites and satellite components be transferred from the USML to the Commerce Control List (CCL) administered by the Department

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Joint Statement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation

On October 23, 2008, the Office of Space Commercialization represented the Department of Commerce at the first U.S.-European plenary meeting convened under the 2004 GPS-Galileo cooperation agreement. View joint statement at GPS.gov

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U.S.-Australia Joint Statement on GPS Cooperation

The Office of Space Commercialization participated in U.S. consultations with the Australian government to establish bilateral cooperation in the civil use of GPS and regional GPS augmentations. View joint statement at GPS.gov

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GPS-Galileo Agreement

On June 26, 2004, the United States, the European Commission, and the Member States of the European Union signed the landmark Agreement on the Promotion, Provision and Use of Galileo and GPS Satellite-Based Navigation Systems and Related Applications. Learn more

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