Join Amber Road and American Shipper on Tuesday, April 23 at 2pm EDT for a complimentary webinar focusing on the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative. During Export Control Reform Update: Preparing for Transition, presenters will discuss recent progress on ECR, what the industry can expect in the near term, and how to prepare for these and future changes.
Topics will include:
- Benefits of the anticipated changes and how the government is preparing for implementation
- The transition from proposed to final rules and the expected schedule for publication
- Looking beyond reform to other potential improvements in the Export Administration Regulations
- How exporters will need to adjust their business processes
- The role GTM technology will play in supporting exporters’ compliance requirements
Speakers will include:
- Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security
- Beth Peterson, President, BPE Global
- Kristine Bols, Director of Global Trade Content, Amber Road
Join us to learn what you should be doing to prepare for these ECR changes. Register today!
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published proposed changes to US export law in the Federal Register and asked for public comment. The changes primarily deal with the fact that the US has two lists for items that require export control and licensing: the US Munitions List (USML) administered by the State Department, and the Commerce Control List (CCL) maintained by the Commerce Department.
The current export control statute, written in 1979, reflects its Cold War heritage and hasn’t adapted to the rapid pace of technological change since then. Many items on the USML that were once considered high risk to national security are now widely available or low risk.
A key aspect of the proposed reform legislation would remove those items from the USML and move them to the CCL where exemptions to licensing are more flexible. This would allow the government to focus its limited resources on controlling transactions that need the highest level of scrutiny.
The details of the reform are available here. Of course, Management Dynamics will continue to monitor the changes proposed to the export control rules and numbering system. Once enacted, our classification and license determination products will accurately reflect the changes. For now, we support the efforts of our legislators to update and streamline the export control lists so they are more in line with today’s technologies.