Background of US Export Controls
In 1982 a panel of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) examined the effects of national security export controls on the communications of basic scientific research. Five years later, this NAS panel published “Balancing the National Interest: U.S. National Security Export Controls and Global Economic Competition”. This report provided the basis for export policy for the next 20 years, until the current Export Control Reform (ECR) efforts.
The Founding of Government Relations, LLC
In 1985, corporations knew that our founding partner could work with government bureaucrats and asked him to unravel the red tape that was preventing the issuance of export licenses for advanced materials. He was successful and Government Relations, LLC was born. Since then our company has been involved in many defense-related industries. As one example, probably every U.S. launched communication satellite a part or service for which our company has obtained an export license or agreement.
Thousands of licenses and agreements are not our only success; our company conducts internal export compliance audits, performs ITAR and EAR training, and tailors Export Compliance and Management Systems (ECMS) to small and medium-sized companies. Government Relations, LLC helps companies learn to use export controls to their advantage.
Leading Export Control Reform (ECR)
Our company has been at the forefront of export compliance and Export Control Reform (ECR). When the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) re-started its Space Council, our principal was asked to chair a committee. Under his chairmanship, he led the AIA to campaign for the reform of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Many joined our campaign and we are now currently seeing the benefits of these efforts.