Ready or Not: U.S. Export Control Reform is Here
The U.S. Government has called recent export control reforms “[t]he most significant changes to the U.S. export control system in decades.”2 In August 2009, President Barack Obama launched the U.S. Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative to redefine how the U.S. Government regulates the export of defense and other sensitive technologies. At that time, the President instructed agencies involved in the U.S. export control system to conduct a comprehensive review of export controls they administer and enforce. This article reviews international law developments in the field of aerospace and defense industries in 2013.