U.S. Defense Export Control Regulations

U.S. Defense Export Control Regulations

The Export Control project studies how the U.S. government can best protect key technologies and prevent the illicit spread of munitions and dual use goods while facilitating legitimate international defense trade and cooperation.

About:


This ongoing effort was initiated in May 2007, when the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was asked by the Department of Defense to conduct an independent study to examine current U.S. export control regulations. The research effort is particularly focused on the U.S. national security requirement to work with friendly and allied governments while maintaining appropriate and effective control of sensitive technology.

The original study drew on the perspectives of interested stakeholders from the Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Defense, the executive branch, Congress, and industry. As part of the study, participants reviewed the relationship between globalization, technology innovation, defense relationships, export controls and national security in the 21st century and determine the most efficient and effective process. NSPIR has conducted a series of export control study workshops and working groups with the stakeholders.

Datasets:


Tables for the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group Current Issues No. 9: An Economic Overview of U.S. Arms Sales

Workshops:


 2007:

  • Dec 14 Workshop with Executive Branch Representatives

  • Dec 11 Workshop with Industry

  • Dec 11 Meeting with Defense Science Board

  • Dec 4 Session with U.S. Allies

  • Nov 30 Meeting with staff of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

  • Nov 30 Meeting with staff of House International Relations Committee

  • Nov 29 Workshop with Legal Advisory Group

  • Nov 21 Meeting with Department of Defense

  • Nov 9 Meeting with Department of State

  • Nov 6 Session with U.S. Allies

  • Aug 31 Meeting with Department of Commerce Nuclear & Missile Technology

  • Aug 30 Study workshop with Department of Commerce Office of Export Enforcement

  • Aug 15 Meeting with Department of State, Defense Trade Controls

  • Aug 10 Meeting with Department of Commerce

  • Aug 10 Study workshop with General Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Aug 7 Study workshop with Defense Security Cooperation Agency

  • Aug 3 Meeting with staff of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

  • Aug 2 Meeting with staff of Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Jul 17 Study workshop with DoD Defense Technology Security Administration

  • Jul 9 Meeting with staff of House International Relations Committee

  • July 5 Meeting with DoD Defense Technology Security Administration

  • July 5 Study workshop with Defense MOU Attachés Group

  • June 8 Study workshop with Office of USA (AT&L)/International Cooperation

  • June 8 Meeting with staff of Congressional Export Control Working Group

  • May 31 Study workshop with Defense MOU Attachés Group

  • May 23 Study workshop with NATO Industrial Advisory Group