Export Control

Export Control

Any restriction a country places on its exports. For example, a country may impose export controls on weapons or nuclear materials in the interest of national security. Alternatively, it may place a control on wheat during a famine to help prevent food shortages.
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Mike Roberts has been named Chair of the ITER Export Control Group.
WASHINGTON -- President George Bush in January signed a package of directives reforming US dual-use export control policies and practices.
The Export Control Organisation (ECO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) administers the controls, issues licences and advises on matters relating to Export Controls.
Improved technology used by the Department of Homeland Security and enforcement agencies such as the FBI and State Department allow them to readily identify organizations' failures to obtain the requisite export control licenses.
The agreement, signed between the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Singapore Customs, promotes cooperation in enforcing export control efforts, information exchange and joint training of personnel and industry outreach by organizing seminars and offering control assistance to other Asian countries.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), expressed concern over the UK government's proposed Export Control Bill', warning that, if it becomes law, there may be many more rigorous licensing requirements placed on the technology industry.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said Monday it will increase the number of items subject to its export control designed to prevent their application in weapons, effective July 15.
Japan plans to introduce an arms export control regime encompassing all products in the wake of the Sept.
The interagency patchwork developed shortly after World War II, when the United States and its allies erected the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (CoCom), an export control alliance commonly referred to as NATO's economic arm.
Apparently, the plan is not merely to maintain existing levels of commercialism but to further weaken the arms export control system.
Faced with both industry pressure and public criticism to kill the Clipper Chip, the administration scotched the plan and moved most export control authority from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce.

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