Monday, December 05, 2005

US Dept. of Industry And Security

Some of you may have seen a recent article in the Baltimore Business Journal. The article discusses how a Baltimore company, Bluefire Security Technologies, is being investigated by the US Dept. of Industry and Security. Housed within the Dept. of Commerce, the Dept. of Industry and Security is "responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and reexport of most commercial items." For an overview of export controls, see this page. For an overview of encription technologies specifically, see this page. For export regulations generally, the site has a link to another site put out by GPO. The site also has an overview of the major multilateral export agreements.


Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Do they really call it EAR? Couldn't they come up with a less funny-sounding name?

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