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Satellite 2013: US nears satellite ITAR reform

20th March 2013 - 12:23 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Washington DC

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Plans to relax US export restrictions on satellites and related components to allow domestic companies to compete on the international stage more freely should be in place by the end of the year.

At the Satellite 2013 exhibition in Washington DC, officials outlined how most communication and lower performing remote sensing satellites and related components will be moved from the US Munitions List to the Commerce Control List as dual use items. 

This will prevent such products from falling under the control of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions administered by the Department of State.

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