WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China software that helped Beijing develop its first modern military attack helicopter, one of hundreds of export control violations over nearly two decades.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China software that helped Beijing develop its first modern military attack helicopter, one of hundreds of export control violations over nearly two decades. At a federal court hearing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United Technologies and its two subsidiaries, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Hamilton Sundstrand Corp, agreed to pay more than $75 million to the U.S. government to settle criminal and administrative charges related to the violations. ...
United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China software that helped Beijing develop its first modern military attack helicopter, one of hundreds of export control violations over nearly two ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp and two of its subsidiaries sold China software enabling Chinese authorities to develop and produce their first modern military attack helicopter, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. At a federal court hearing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United Technologies and its two subsidiaries, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Hamilton Sundstrand Corp, agreed to pay more than $75 million to the U.S. government to settle criminal and administrative charges related to the sales. ...
United Technologies Corp. and two of its subsidiaries have pleaded guilty to exporting software that helped China build its first military attack helicopter, US officials said Thursday.United Technologies, Canada-based Pratt and Whitney and US-based Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and agreed to pay more than $75 million to the government in a settlement, the Justice Department said in a statement.
This week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed more than 1100 industry representatives during the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) annual conference to discuss export control policies and highlight how, BIS has an enormous impact on the nation’s safety and competitiveness.
As we celebrate American innovation during National Entrepreneurship Month, entrepreneurs launching new businesses or looking to export can look to BIS as a resource and learn how export control laws may be relevant to their operations.
October 3, on Manufacturing Day, American manufacturers will be celebrated for
the contributions they make toward U.S. job creation, innovation and a strong,
competitive U.S. economy. With the recent
creation of more than 700,000 new manufacturing jobs, the increased growth rate
experienced by the U.S. manufacturing sector is almost twice the rate of growth
in the overall economy. To accelerate
this growth even more, manufacturers may sell their products in international
markets, which comprise two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power.
commodities and technologies manufactured in and exported from the United
States are used only for commercial purposes, but some also have military
applications. Items with recognized
civilian and military applications include, for example, numerically controlled
machine tools, advanced electronics, and high-performance computers. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry
and Security (BIS) licenses the export of such commodities, as well as related software
and technology. BIS administers export
control laws and regulations to strengthen U.S. national security and foreign
policy objectives, such as preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Currently, BIS is at the forefront of changes
to the U.S. export control system related to the Administration’s Export Control
initiative. A key element of the reform is moving
tens of thousands of items—mostly parts and components—from the State
Department’s jurisdiction to the Commerce Department, which will provide greater
flexibility for U.S. companies to engage in export trade.
the BIS website, there are several resources to help manufacturers and exporters
understand the licensing system, changes under Export Control Reform, and how to
set up effective compliance safeguards. Here
are a few resources to help manufacturers export your items:
On Tuesday, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank delivered the keynote address at the Conference on Export Controls Policy, hosted by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. This annual conference is the U.S. Government’s major export control outreach and education event of the year.In her remarks, Dr. Blank highlighted progress on President Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative and the National Export Initiative, saying that success in both areas is important for strengthening the American economy and creating more jobs, which are the president’s top priorities. Blank emphasized that the United States must have a strong, effective export control system through the powerful partnership between federal agencies like BIS and American companies that sell cutting-edge products, calling such a system “a national security imperative.”The last major changes to export control regulations took place over 15 years ago, and those changes were more organizational than substantive. Through the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, this is changing.This initiative has at its core a continued commitment to national security, to prevent key goods and technologies from falling into the wrong hands, Acting Secretary Blank said. The proposed changes over controls on less-significant military items do not mean that key items will be “de-controlled.” In fact, the departments of Commerce, Justice and Homeland Security will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute illegal exports to countries and end users of concern.
The United States may soon ease restrictions on some high-tech exports to China, US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday -- a move that Beijing has demanded for years.US President Barack Obama last year ordered a full review of Washington's export control regime, and hopes the process will be completed in the next few months, he said."With respect to export control reform... we want to have that done by this summer," Locke told reporters during a trade mission to China focused on clean energy cooperation.