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Congress authorizes easing of U.S. export controls applicable to commercial communications satellites

In a major step toward export control reform, the U.S. Congress passed legislation on 21 December 2012 giving the President authority to ease export controls applicable to commercial communications satellites (COMSATs) and related items. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which was signed into law by President Obama on 3 January

Commercial Satellites: Report to Congress Recommends the Relaxation of Export Controls

The Department of Defense and Department of State released a long-awaited joint report to Congress on April 18, 2012 recommending the relaxation of export controls currently applicable to certain types of commercial satellites, satellite components and related systems.  The so-called Section 1248 report, which was mandated by Congress under a 2009 statute, represents another significant development