The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness

About the Coalition for Security and Competitiveness

The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness was launched on March 6 with the forwarding to President Bush of initial recommendations for enhancing U.S. security and competitiveness through modernization of the export control system. Formed by eight leading associations, the Coalition seeks to modernize the export control system so that America is prepared to meet the security and economic challenges of the 21st century.

The United States currently faces unprecedented threats to its security both at home and abroad. In confronting these threats, we must be able to exploit the full advantage we derive from our economic strength and technological prowess. To that end, the U.S. export control system must be modernized so that it is better able to respond quickly and effectively to evolving security threats, and promote our nation’s continued economic and technological leadership. The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness, representing multiple industry and trade associations, is committed to working with the Executive Branch and Congress in a cooperative spirit to accomplish these important goals.

Mission

The Coalition was formed to achieve a more efficient, predictable, and transparent export control system that is an enabling component of America’s broader national security strategy.

Principles

In keeping with our mission and goals, we believe that a modern export control system should:

The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness welcomes the support and participation of others who recognize the importance for the United States of having an efficient, predictable and transparent export controls system that supports U.S. national security and competitiveness.