International GPS Cooperation

The U.S. government is engaged in a wide range of bilateral and multilateral cooperation efforts related to GPS. Learn more at GPS.gov

The Commerce Department plays a key role in these international cooperation efforts, working to ensure that the global market for satellite navigation goods and services remains open and fair.

U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Space Dialogue Held June 24, 2019

The Commerce Department participated in the Sixth U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Space Dialogue, held at the White House on June 24, 2019. The event brought together senior officials from the governments of the United States and Japan to advance bilateral space cooperation

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GPS Presentation from Munich Satellite Navigation Summit

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On March 27, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commerce delivered a presentation on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) issues at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit in Munich, Germany. The presentation provides updates on: the expanding role of the

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FCC Allows U.S. Use of Galileo Navigation Signals

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On November 15, the FCC adopted a waiver order allowing GNSS receivers to use Galileo signals within the United States without an FCC license. View the waiver order (PDF) FCC rules require licensing of non-federal, receive-only equipment operating with foreign

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FCC Seeks Public Comments on Galileo Waiver Request

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The FCC is inviting public comments on the European Commission’s (EC) request for a waiver of licensing requirements applicable to Galileo receivers in the United States. Comments are due February 21, 2017. View public notice at fcc.gov (PDF) The Commerce

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8th GPS-Galileo Working Group B Meeting

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On March 1, the Office of Space Commerce co-chaired the eighth meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Civil Applications (Working Group B) under the GPS-Galileo Agreement of 2004. The meeting took place in Munich, Germany, on the margins of the

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GPS-Galileo Meeting Held June 9

On June 9, the Office of Space Commercialization co-chaired the seventh meeting of the GPS-Galileo Working Group “B” on Trade and Civil Applications in Vienna, Austria. The meeting occurred on the margins of some meetings of the UN-affiliated International Committee on

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Presentation on International GNSS Market Access

Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization spoke about GNSS market access at last week’s meetings of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and ICG Providers’ Forum in Prague, Czech Republic. He presented U.S. concerns about GNSS-related measures that may affect

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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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GPS-Galileo Working Group B Meeting in Munich

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On March 25, the Office of Space Commercialization co-chaired a meeting of the GPS-Galileo Working Group on Trade and Civil Applications in Munich, Germany. It was the fifth such meeting since the group’s establishment under the U.S.-EU agreement on GPS-Galileo

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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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