Join us at Harris Beach for an enlightening discussion about the current climate, rules and regulations concerning International Trade.  These events at Harris Beach are always well attended by RRPC / New York Photonics members and involve plenty of lively discussion. 5:00pm Registration/Reception 6:00pm Dinner / Presentation As the global photonics marketplace expands its reach...
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UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SCHEME TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT RIFLE SCOPES AND THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT Military grade equipment was intended for shipment to Ukraine.  Queens Man Sought to Export Controlled Rifle Scopes and Thermal Imaging Equipment Designed for Military Use. The devices obtained by the defendant and his co- conspirators included some of the...
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From Laser Focus World: It’s complicated, has been supported by many in photonics (notably SPIE and OSA), has major implications for U.S. makers of products such as high-power fiber lasers and focal plane arrays, and becomes law on December 31, 2016. Here are some thoughts and resources for piecing together how the rules have change...
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>>Full Press Release here.<< The actual language that Senator Schumer got in the base bill is this:  SEC. 603. OPTICS AND PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS.  (a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings: (1)    The 1998 National Research Council Report, ‘‘Harnessing Light’’ presented a comprehensive overview on the importance of optics and photonics to various sectors of the...
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This week we were in DC for Congressional Visits Day and STEM on The Hill, combining forces with our colleagues at OSA and SPIE and ASTRA to educate and inform our delegation about the importance of Optics, Photonics and Imaging to our national security and to the economy.  Our work impacts American lives in so...
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On Thursday, June 4th, OSA, SPIE and New York Photonics hosted a webinar with the Department of Commerce about proposed changes to the U.S. Munitions List.  These changes have the potential to greatly hamper the export of optics and photonics products from the U.S. 26 New York Photonics members participated in the Webinar.  The presentation is...
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A 60-day comment period beginning today is the photonics industry’s opportunity to provide vital input on proposed regulations controlling export of important technologies under Category XII of the U.S. Munitions List, which governs commodities covered by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The proposal has broad implications for the U.S. optics and photonics industry both...
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BIS published  proposed rule on Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer. Comments must be received by BIS no later than January 28, 2013. The proposed rule is here  (downloads a PDF from the Federal Register) On December 9, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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