Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Last October, the U.S. Department of Commerce revised its export
control rules to remove individual license requirements on certain
dual use exports to China. The new rules aim to "strike the
right balance" between promoting U.S. exports and protecting U.S.
national security. That "balance" is struck in part by
reviewing companies in China for their propensity to divert
technology to China's military sector or to proliferate sensitive
technology to rogue states.
One area of concern with these new rules is the "validated end
user" (VEU) status, which enables screened companies in China to
import high-tech dual-use (military-civilian) U.S. equipment
without individual licenses for each shipment. At least two
VEU designees, specifically BHA Aerocomposite Parts Co. and
Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co., have close ties to the
Chinese military. This raises questions. Among them:
Have the military-use and proliferation concerns been adequately
Export control rules on dual-use technology and the VEU program
have far reaching implications for both U.S. trade and
security. Getting it right is critically important.
Join us as Under Secretary of Commerce Mancuso describes USDOC's
export control policies and how they relate to China, followed by a
panel discussion of the pros and cons of these Commerce Department
More About the Speakers
Featuring Keynote Remarks by:
The Honorable Mario Mancuso
Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security
Followed by a Panel Discussion with:
Peter Leitner, Ph.D.
MaxWell USA, LLC and
former Senior Strategic Trade Advisor,
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Senior Research Fellow for China, Mongolia, and
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation
Edmund B. Rice
Coalition of Employment Through Exports
Mark Groombridge, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Policy Planning,
Office of the Under Secretary for Industry and Security
Director, Asian Studies Center