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US Commerce Department Revives President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration

US Commerce Department Revives President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking membership nominations to the newly reestablished President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, according to a Federal Register announcement by the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.

The PECSEA advises the department secretary on matters related to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 and other laws and regulations that BIS administers. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who announced the PECSEA’s revival in a speech before the President’s Export Council in November, said the move was made upon the council’s recommendation.

The subcommittee will rely on its members’ experiences and perspectives to offer advice and recommendations on export controls to protect U.S. national security and support foreign policy, BIS said. The PECSEA will also look into the protection of U.S. superiority in technology and commercial trade to strengthen the American defense industrial base.

The membership nomination deadline is Feb. 8, but the department may continue accepting nominees for up to two years to fill possible vacancies.

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