BXA REVIEWS EFFECTS OF FOREIGN POLICY-BASED EXPORT CONTROLS
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended.
Foreign policy-based controls apply to a host of items, such as commercial aircraft engines, encryption devices, high performance computers, and chemical and biological agents.
Under the 1979 Export Administration Act, export controls maintained for foreign policy purposes require annual extensions. Although the Export Administration Act expired on Aug. 20, the president invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and continued the Export Administration Regulations.
The Export Administration will take comments from the industry about its foreign policy-based controls through Nov. 30. For more information, contact Joan Roberts of the Export Administration’s Foreign Policy Controls Division in Washington at (202) 482-5400.