The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness

Coalition applauds President Obama for launching a broad-based review of the overall U.S. export control system

Date: 8/13/2009
Washington, DC - The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness (CSC) today welcomed the White House's announcement that the Administration will conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. export controls. The CSC, which was initially formed in 2007 by eight leading trade and industry organizations to provide recommendations for enhancing both security and competitiveness through modernization of U.S. export controls, issued the following statement in response to the White House's announcement:

"The CSC welcomes the President's announcement and applauds his leadership on this important issue. The Coalition strongly supports practical measures aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the export control regime. The need for new policies and processes to advance our national security, foreign policy and economic interests has never been more compelling than it is right now. The Coalition looks forward to working with the Administration on this issue as the review gets underway."

CSC members include the Aerospace Industries Association, the Association of American Exporters and Importers, the AMT - Association for Manufacturing Technology, Business Roundtable, the Coalition for Employment Through Exports, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Industrial Fastener Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Defense Industrial Association, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Satellite Industry Association, The Space Foundation, TechAmerica and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.