Webinar: Export Control Reform Proposed Rule Updates

Webinar: Export Control Reform Proposed Rule Updates

08 March 2016
District of Columbia United States

The Obama Administration has released the revised proposed rule for Category XII of the U.S. export regulations and corresponding Department of Commerce proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 19, 2016. These rules control the export and import of defense-related articles and include optics, photonic laser commodities and components, covering a wide range of key photonics areas.

The proposed rule is part of the Administration’s Export Control Reform effort. Category XII was the last category considered due to the complexity of the areas it covers. In May, a proposed rule was released and over 100 companies including The Optical Society voiced our concern with the proposal.

The Departments of Commerce, State and Defense clearly heard the call from our community and addressed many of the concerns raised. Although an improvement, we urge companies to carefully review the rule for issues that may impact their organization. The comment period is a short 45 days.

What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives
  • Review of February 19 proposed rules
  • Impact on optics and photonics industry
  • How you can comment on this proposed rule by the April 4 deadline
Dr. Gregory Quarles, Chief Scientist, The Optical Society
Dr. Chris Costanzo, Deputy Director of the Sensors and Aviation Division, BIS
Steven Emme, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration (Wolf), BIS 

Tuesday, 8 March, 14:00 - 15:00

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