On May 17, George W. Thompson hosted a webinar on Export Control Reform.
The Export Control Reform process remains underway, nearly five years after the initial regulatory changes began. According to the Directorate of Defense Trade Control’s website, the purpose for these reforms is “to better protect America’s most sensitive defense technologies, while reducing unnecessary restrictions on exports of less sensitive items.” Whatever the intent, many exporters have found the new rules to be a mixed bag.
The topics included.:
- USML – What Goes, What Stays
- Classification of Military Items on the CCL
- Application of the “Specially Designed” Standard
- Licenses and License Exceptions
- Treatment of “Technical Data” and “Technology”