AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE
President Obama announced yesterday that he is directing the National Security Council and the National Economic Council to undertake a comprehensive review of the U.S. export control system.
â€œThis is a very welcome development,â€ said AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey. â€œAIA has been a long-standing proponent of a more predictable, efficient and transparent U.S. export control system.
â€œWhile license processing times have improved over the last year and a half, there is much more that can and should be done to modernize the system,â€ Blakey added.
The administration study is intended to address issues that have long been raised by industry and others. In particular, AIA has long sought a review of technologies on the U.S. munitions list and implementation of better licensing caseload management models.
â€œThe economic and security challenges our country faces continue to grow more complex, and we must have a modern export control system that protects U.S. technology while allowing us to cooperate and trade with our close allies and partners,â€ said Blakey. â€œWe are looking forward to working with the administration on this important initiative.â€