Export Call with Commerce Under Secretary Hirschhorn

November 20, 2013

pic-export-shippingOn Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 p.m. EST, NSBA and its international trade arm, the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA), will host a teleconference featuring The Honorable Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary of the U.S Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Mr. Hirschhorn will discuss the first Export Control Reform list rule change that took effect and how these changes will likely impact small- and mid-sized exporters.

On Oct. 15, 2013 the first final export control list rules implementing Export Control Reform took effect. These rules initiate the process of fundamentally improving the nation’s control regime for the first time in a generation and include both structural changes as well as revisions to U.S. Munitions List (USML) Categories VIII (Aircraft) and XIX (Gas Turbine Engines) that transition many less sensitive items from the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the more flexible Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR). USML Categories XVII (Classified Defense Articles) and XXI (Miscellaneous Articles) are also included in the final rules. Exporters can now take advantage of the improved licensing system and its more rational, tailored approach to export control for these categories.

As the Under Secretary at BIS, Mr. Hirschhorn oversees efforts to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system. A long-time expert on exporting and national security, Mr. Hirschhorn will answer your questions on the challenges you face with export controls as well as provide an inside look at key efforts within BIS to improve exporting.

This is a unique opportunity for NSBA and SBEA members to talk with Under Secretary Hirschhorn about export control reforms and various other issues that matter most to small- and mid-sized exporters.

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