The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) issued a new rule changing the license review policy which adds flexibility for exports of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
The announcement will help the U.S. drone manufacturers to easily access the global marketplace. The new amendment in the export policy will enable case-by-case review and will provide new trade opportunities for the U.S drone manufacturers. This is done to to strike a balance in the desire to allow the commercial drone industry to thrive with the need to take non-proliferation seriously, a news daily reported.
The USDOC estimates this rule change will affect twenty license applications per year. As they say, ‘Flexibility is the key to airpower.’ So too, with export controls.