Aerospace & Defense



Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace and Defense Technology Team Page. We are the industry’s primary export resource and should be your first point of contact when looking to sell internationally. Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located at our Export Assistance Centers in the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.

The aerospace & defense industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, national and worldwide economic conditions, and global policies affecting defense, civilian and commercial aviation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness. Specifically, the Aerospace and Defense Technology Team works with companies to help them:

  • Gain access to international sales opportunities
  • Identify international representatives and agents
  • Vet potential international partners
  • Maximize trade shows efforts
  • Understand relevant aerospace and defense market opportunities worldwide

Take Action Now: Contact an Aerospace and Defense trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, and increase your international sales. We look forward to working with you!


For detailed country by country analysis on worldwide markets, please see the Aerospace Resource Guide.

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Detailed Event Information For Export Controls Reform and Technology Controls official Seminar Detailed Event Information For Export Controls Reform and Technology Controls official Seminar
Export Controls Reform and Technology Controls official Seminar -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Computer Software, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Commerce, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Management Consulting Services, Operations/Maintenance Services, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
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Location/Date: Birmingham, AL, United States 02/12/2014 - 02/13/2014
Event Summary:
Commerce and State have published rules revising the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) officially implementing Export Control Reform. The key objective of these changes is to put in place the structure, provisions and definitions required for the development of a positive control list and allow certain munitions items controlled on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to move to the licensing jurisdiction of the Commerce Control List (CCL). This seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of these changes, assist in the transition, and promote compliance with the new regulations. The seminar will specifically address the provisions and issues to effect the transition of items and export transactions from the USML to the CCL. Topics will address: realignment of the control lists, Commerce Control List order of review, the new “600” series, definition of “specially designed,” and license exceptions. The program will also offer a comprehensive look at Technology Controls and how to comply with U.S. export and re-export controls relating to technology and software. Discussion will focus on the regulatory requirements relating to technology and software, including what is considered an export or re-export of technology or software; what technology and software is subject to the EAR; how to determine the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN); what license exceptions are available; and the unique application requirements of technology and software. BIS technical and policy specialists will also discuss important export control issues that may arise in the employment of foreign nationals and for foreign items incorporating, or produced from, controlled U.S.-origin software and technology. Presenters will include senior policy, regulatory, and licensing specialists.

Robert Stackpole, Birmingham
Phone: 205-731-1333