White House National Space Council: Satellite export/ ITAR reform is on the way, 10 years after it started

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — The White House National Space Council (NSC) is backing an effort to relax export controls on space technologies to stimulate partnerships between U.S. and allied nations’ industry and facilitate global competition, NSC Executive Secretary Chirag Parikh said.

The move comes a decade after the last major reform of export policy, which led to moving some satellite technologies that fell under ITAR — the International Traffic in Arms Regulations — restrictions to the Commerce Department. They had been administered by the State Department. Commerce . . .

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