Markets affected: Exports of sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology

Measure: The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has notified a partially closed meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) on July 27, 2021.

Why this matters: The SITAC advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology.  Based on the published agenda, there are no specific issues to comment on in the public session, and no details are available on the closed session.  Nonetheless, if you and/or your clients are involved in the exportation of sensors or instrumentation equipment and technology, and you/they have an issue affecting those exports related to export controls that you believe needs to be brought to the attention of the Administration, this would provide an opportunity for it to be potentially discussed at the highest levels.

Members of the public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting, but to facilitate discussion, they should be forwarded before the meeting.  The open session will be accessible via teleconference on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at no later than July 20, 2021.

Public Comments: Comments should be received before the meeting takes place on July 27, 2021.  If you wish to join the conference, you must inquire before July 20, 2021.

More information: A copy of the Federal Register notice – which includes details on how to participate and/or submit comments – is attached and is also available online here.

Potential action: If your company and/or clients are exporting sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology, then this is the opportunity to have your/their voice heard on the policies affecting these exports.  The DEC Trade Policy Committee would appreciate you sharing with us as well any information or views you submit in response to this request for comments in order that we might better understand and represent Central and North Florida trade policy priorities and concerns.  The DEC is also prepared to work with you in preparing those comments.



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