Host: American Enterprise Institute. The U.S. export control system is a fifty-year-old piecemeal relic of the Cold War. The lengthy controlled products and technologies lists and the overly complex licensing systems often hamper U.S. high-tech business interests abroad and have only a limited ability to protect U.S. national security. In early August, the White House initiated a full scale review of the U.S. export control system. Congress has also been actively pursuing various export control reforms through statute. At this AEI event, think tank, government, and industry experts will offer their thoughts on how best to reform the export control system so that it can more effectively protect U.S. national security and economic interests.
Official Website: http://www.aei.org/event/100143
Added by insideronline on October 1, 2009