(Washington) -- Secretary of Commerce William Daley will discuss national security and international trade at the Department of Commerce’s Update ‘98 scheduled for July 7 and 8 at the J. W. Marriott in Washington, DC. The 11th Annual Update is sponsored by the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA).
Specifically, the Secretary will focus on the Administration’s goal of maintaining the leadership by U.S. industry in a vast array of high technology industries, including communications, computing, and electronic commerce while protecting our national security.
At 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, Under Secretary William Reinsch will address the convention and provide a policy overview of BXA programs. Following remarks by other top officials, BXA will be announcing the long-awaited electronic licensing option -- which will allow exporters, after obtaining a Personal Identification Number (PIN), to file export license applications via the internet. The system uses strong encryption, certification and authentication technology as well as providing recovery capabilities. Following Reinsch’s remarks (approximately 9:30 a.m.), he will be available in the lower lobby, adjacent to the Update Conference, to answer press questions.
Over 700 business leaders, exporters and officials from the United States government as well as representatives from 25 other nations will participate in the two days of seminars and meetings with topics including: the impact of the new congressional mandates for exports of high performance computers, an update on the multilateral export control regime, the Wassenaar Arrangement, an overview of the interagency license review process and enforcement issues affecting exporters, distributors and freight forwarders. A complete schedule of seminars and workshops is attached.
To attend any of the sessions listed on the attached agenda, press credentials will be required. The Secretary’s speech is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7. For additional information call the BXA Public Affairs office -- 202/482-2721.
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.