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Congress authorizes easing of U.S. export controls applicable to commercial communications satellites

03 January 2013

Export Controls Alert

In a major step toward export control reform, the U.S. Congress passed legislation on 21 December 2012 giving the President authority to ease export controls applicable to commercial communications satellites (COMSATs) and related items. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which was signed into law by President Obama on 3 January 2013, restores the President’s authority to transfer COMSATs from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the less restrictive “dual-use” controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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The team

H.P. Goldfield

H.P. Goldfield

Senior International Affairs Advisor
Washington, D.C.

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