DOC Export Control Industry Day Held April 17

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at podium

On April 17, 2019, the Department of Commerce hosted a public meeting to discuss the National Space Council’s ongoing review of space export controls under Space Policy Directive-2, “Streamlining Regulations on Commercial Use of Space.” Over 70 attendees from 60

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DOC to Host Space Export Control Industry Day on April 17 (UPDATED)

The Commerce Department will host a public meeting on space export controls on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The meeting is being organized in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and NASA in support of

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Comments Requested for New Review of Space-Related Export Controls

On March 8, the Departments of State and Commerce each issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting public comments for a new review of space-related export controls. This action follows direction from the President in Space Policy Directive-2,

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Plain Language Guidebook on Satellite Export Controls

Cover of the Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry

Today, the Office of Space Commerce and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published the second edition of their Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry. The guidebook provides basic information to help commercial space organizations,

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Technical Corrections to DOC Spacecraft Export Control Rules

Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a “clean-up” rule for its new spacecraft export regulations, similar to the correction published by State on Monday. The Commerce correction rule is (retroactively) effective November 10, 2014. Commerce’s correction rule

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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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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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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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Law Clears Way for Satellites to be Removed from U.S. Munitions List

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Section 1261 of the law repeals the 1999 legislation that placed satellites and related items under the strict rules of the International Traffic in

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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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