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Report: Export Reforms Would Make State Dept Lead Broker

ExportThe State Department would assume all brokering responsibilities under a new export control system the Obama administration is working to develop, American Forces Press Service reports.

Cheryl Pellerin writes senior administration officials outlined some proposed changes during a call on background with reporters Friday.

Some export and import control regulations have not been updated since 1977, when then-President Gerald Ford established an export control system covering both defense- and commercial-related items.

Pellerin reports one proposed change would have Commerce Department notify Congress on approved export licenses items that move or could move from the State Department’s Munitions List to the Commerce Department’s Commerce Control List.

The Munitions List contains defense- and space-related items, services and related technology while the CCL list covers items used in both commercial and military sectors.

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