Export Control Reform: The Agenda Ahead, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 24, 2013   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the April 24, 2013 hearing, "Export Control Reform: The Agenda Ahead," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ed Royce: "Today we meet to discuss the agenda for advancing United States export control reform. The U.S. has long had in place a system of strategic export controls. These controls restrict the commercial export of both arms and 'dual-use' items -- that is, items that have civil and military applications -- in order to advance our national security, foreign policy, and economic interests. The main goal of our export controls is to restrict the flow of sensitive technology to terrorists, state sponsors of terrorism, or other countries that may be hostile to the United States. Under this system, the State Department is responsible for regulating arms exports while the Commerce Department is responsible for regulating exports of dual--‐use items. The Department of Defense identifies and helps protect militarily critical technologies, including by providing technical expertise. Several agencies, including the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, are responsible for export enforcement." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gerald E. Connolly, Brad Sherman, Eliot L. Engel, Christopher H. Smith, William Keating, David Cicilline, Edward R. Royce, Thomas Kelly, Kevin J. Wolf, and James A. Hursch.

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