WASHINGTON -- Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Roger Majak today announced the merger of several Bureau of Export Administration offices responsible for administering multilateral export control responsibilities and export licensing areas. The reorganization consolidates nuclear export licensing functions with other areas of licensing that are based upon treaties to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
The newly-formed Office of Nonproliferation Controls and Treaty Compliance (NPTC) is responsible for the Department's multilateral export control obligations under the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, and the Australia Group, which deals with chemical and biological controls. The office is responsible for U.S. industrial compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, export licensing of foreign nationals under the "deemed export" technology rule, and the "short supply" provisions of the Export Administration Regulations.
Steven Goldman is the NPTC Director. The division directors are Jim Seevaratnam, Chemical & Biological Controls; Steve Clagett, Missile Technology and Nuclear Controls; Charles Guernieri, Deemed Exports & Short Supply; and Bernard Kritzer, Treaty Compliance.
The Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Export Administration, administers and enforces export controls for reasons of National Security, Foreign Policy, nonproliferation and short supply.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.