The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry

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P. J. Blount

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; University of Mississippi - School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article addresses the controversy surrounding the application of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to commercial space technology. It first gives a historical background for the classification of commercial space technology as munitions, Then, following a description of the perceived effects of ITAR on the industry, it evaluates the possibility of alleviating those effects through bilateral treaty instruments.

Suggested Citation

Blount, P. J., The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry (2007). Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 73, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401261

P. J. Blount (Contact Author)

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University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

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