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Export Committee on Emerging Technology Seeks New Members, Will Meet Aug. 1

Friday, July 11, 2014
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The Bureau of Industry and Security’s Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C. This committee advises BIS on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports. The agenda for the Aug. 1 meeting will include status reports on the Export Control Classification Number review, the deemed export exemption proposal and recruitment of ETRAC members (see below) as well as a review of upcoming emerging technologies, including synthetic biology, genetic synthesis, space security, unmanned aerial vehicles, fundamental research and public domain, text mining, additive manufacturing, and semiconductor process design kits.

This meeting will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. In addition, a limited number of seats will be available at the public session, but reservations are not accepted.

BIS is also seeking new members of this committee to provide advice on the following issues: (1) identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a BIS perspective; (2) the potential impact of the Export Administration Regulations on research activities; (3) technical and policy issues relating to controls under the EAR as a result of the Export Control Reform Initiative; (4) revisions of the Commerce Control List, including proposed revisions of multilateral controls in which the U.S. participates; (5) the issuance of regulations; and (6) any other relevant matters. Members will be drawn equally from academia, federal laboratories and industry and will be appointed to terms of not more than four consecutive years.

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