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BIS Implementation of Export Control Reform Needs Some Improvements, Report Says

Posted September 25, 2014

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues

(STR Trade Report)

A recent report from the Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General identifies several improvements that the Bureau of Industry and Security could make in its implementation of the Export Control Reform Initiative. ECR was launched in April 2010 to streamline the U.S. export control system by creating a single licensing agency, a single list of controlled items, a single information technology platform and a single export enforcement coordination agency. Read more here.