GPS-Galileo Cooperation

The Department of Commerce plays an important role in the implementation of the 2004 U.S.-EU agreement on GPS-Galileo cooperation. Among other things, the Department co-chairs the GPS-Galileo Working Group on Trade and Civil Applications (Working Group B), a forum for discussing GNSS market access and other issues of interest to industry. Learn more

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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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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Joint UK–U.S. Statement Regarding GPS Intellectual Property

The governments of the United Kingdom and the United States today announced that they had reached a common understanding of intellectual property rights related to GPS and will work together to address broader global navigation satellite systems’ intellectual property issues.

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GPS-Galileo Trade Working Group

The next meeting of the GPS-Galileo Working Group “B” on Trade and Civil Applications is scheduled for April 20, 2010, in Brussels, Belgium. There will be a 45-minute teleconference at the beginning of the meeting to allow U.S. and European

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USTR Report to Congress on Galileo Market Access

On July 15, 2009, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a report to Congress on U.S. equipment industry access to Galileo markets and Europe’s compliance with the trade provisions in the GPS-Galileo Agreement of 2004. USTR prepared

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