U.S. arms manufacturers are lobbying the government to relax restrictions on exports of arms
2009 年 10 January, the PLA made in Tiananmen Square shows a large number of new weapons and equipment.
According to the U.S. “Defense News” reported on January 18, representatives of several U.S. military industry lobby groups are stepping up activities in American politics, I hope the Obama administration to relax arms export policy, to expand in China and other export markets.
reported that the Obama administration starts in August last year, the export policy review, going to change decades of continued export restrictions policy, and said arms export policy should limit the times, to cope with the current threats, and technological and economic changes that have occurred. The move to expand the export of arms to see hope. Currently, 19 active lobbying groups are trying to modify the export ban. These groups represent from aircraft manufacturers to software vendors more than 300 U.S. military enterprises.
original U.S. arms export policy is based on the government to develop a list of military and dual-use technology products. Any list of products and technologies in the export have to undergo a rigorous review. But the arms that strict export restrictions are not effective to keep U.S. dominance, but will cutting off sources of revenue, because in the context of the global proliferation of technology, customers will turn to buy alternative products from other countries.
to change this situation, the 19 lobbyists suggested that as long as potential customers “from other countries to buy alternative products or technologies,” “The technology has been widely used in non-military areas”, “Customer reliable, “the U.S. should not ban exports.
National Association of Manufacturers vice president for international economic affairs Frank ? Waer Ge said, the U.S. arms manufacturers, the implementation of strict export control policy is actually “self-inflicted.” Waer Ge example, saying that the Sino-US trade, the representative of China is clear that the U.S. export control policy would make imports from the United States has become extremely complex. Therefore, China will turn to buy from Europe and other parts of similar products. The weakness of European competitors will use the United States, specifically to the Chinese that they would not use U.S. components in their products, so as not to cause trouble for the follow-up cooperation. Waer Ge that if the recommendations were adopted lobby groups, the U.S. arms export earnings from the “tens of billions of dollars to hundreds of billions of dollars.” ▲ (Wang Xiaoxiong)
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