The Express Association of America, representing DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS, has formed an export committee to manage policy issues affecting the efficiency of their supply chains that move products out of the U.S.
“Over the past year, the U.S. government has made significant changes to the export controls regime for dual use items and also is discussing changes to the information requirements for all products being exported,” said Michael Mullen, EAA executive director, in a written statement. “To ensure these changes are implemented in a way that facilitates trade, while still meeting the government’s goals, the express industry is taking a proactive approach by creating a committee that will focus solely on the unique issues surrounding exports and export controls.”
The Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls are modifying the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and those changes will take effect later this year and continue for the next couple of years as a part of the president's National Export Initiative. The export committee — which joins three existing EAA committees on customs, trade and security — will work with government officials to discuss optimum implementation of these new approaches in the express environment.