Avant Managing Partner and DEC member John Anderson will be speaking about export control reform and its impact on the Colorado space industry at the open comment forum mentioned below. If you or your organization are impacted by the revised export controls on space items and satellites, please join us for this valuable forum.


By the Rocky Mountain District Export Council

The Rocky Mountain District Export Council (DEC) invites Colorado-based companies, trade associations, congressional working groups, economic development and policy leaders to discuss and give on-the-record comment to the ITAR Proposed Rule and EAR Proposed Rule released in the Federal Register on May 24, 2013.

When:  Monday June 24, 2013   8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  South Metro Chamber of Commerce

Forum Objectives:

  • To facilitate understanding and communication between Colorado’s critical space industry and government through this prescribed rulemaking process.
  • To comment on language clarity, definitions and possible unintended consequence.
  • To promote Colorado’s space industry and job creation potential directly to DOS/DOC rule authors who, by their charge, resist export control relaxation.

Forum Program

Phase 1.  DEC-moderated, open and off-record clarification and interpretation discussion

Phase 2.  Voluntary comments taken and recorded by court reporter in hard and electronic format.  Submitted by July 8, 2013.  Detailed agenda attached.

Forum Cost

$20 at the door. Coffee service, light lunch.  Sponsorships being solicited.

Forum Host

The DEC is a 501c3 volunteer professional advisory group of the Department of Commerce International Trade Administration to educate, promote and support the President’s National Export Initiative.


Room capacity 60.  Invitation priority for those wishing to speak.  Observers or off-record participants welcome too, as meeting space permits.

DEC Forum Contact:  Kip Cheroutes 303.382.4054 lxc2@aol.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *