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Export Committees on Emerging Technology, Regulations and Administration to Meet

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee, which advises the Bureau of Industry and Security on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports, will hold an open meeting Dec. 19. Agenda items for the open session will include a discussion on the status of the export control reform initiative, harmonization of ITAR and EAR definitions, massive on-line instruction, OY521 and emerging technology, and GOV and technology software unrestricted. This session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants, and requests to participate are due no later than Dec 12.

The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee, which advises BIS on the implementation of the Export Administration Regulations and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed, will hold a partially open meeting Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C. The open session of the meeting will include updates on export enforcement, regulations, export control reform training for CBP officers, the Census Automated Export System as well as working group reports. This session will be accessible via teleconference to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis, and requests to participate in this manner are due no later than Dec. 3. In addition, a limited number of seats will be available at the public session, but reservations are not accepted.

Finally, the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration will meet via teleconference Dec. 13. This subcommittee provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the EAR that deal with U.S. policies of encouraging trade with all countries with which the U.S. has diplomatic or trading relations and of controlling trade for national security and foreign policy reasons. Agenda items for the open session will include remarks from BIS, an update on ongoing export control reform efforts, and the presentation of papers or comments by the public. This session will be accessible via teleconference to 15 participants, and requests to participate are due no later than Dec 6.

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