AIA Supports White House Export Control Modernization Effort

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes a package of directives from the White House, announced Tuesday, designed to make the U.S. export control system more predictable, efficient, and transparent.

"Making improvements to the export control system will increase our ability to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with our allies and friends around the world," AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey said.

"It also helps ensure the U.S. armed forces have the best weapons and equipment available to do their job at the best price to the taxpayer. A modernized export control system also promotes our nation's continued economic and technological leadership while supporting hundreds of thousands of high-paying, highly skilled jobs around the country."

AIA and its members have long advocated export control modernization to support defense and dual-use trade and technology cooperation. AIA is a founding member of the Coalition for Security and Competitiveness, a diverse collection of leading industry and trade groups that are committed to improving the U.S. export control system.

Information about the coalition and its recommendations can be found at

SOURCE Aerospace Industries Association