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Carlos Romero, associate vice president for Research Administration has been appointed to the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA). The committee advises the U.S. government on matters and issues pertinent to implementation of the provisions of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations.
Romero is the only university representative on the committee. He says, "I see my responsibility as representing universities nationwide and in allowing universities to do what we do best, develop new ideas in a very collegial environment where we bring in the opinions and the intellect from people from around the world to create the best academic environment here in the United States."
President Barack Obama has set the goal of doubling exports from the United States, but the U.S. prohibits the export of a wide variety of advanced technologies as a possible impediment to national competitiveness. The committee will advise the U.S. Department of Commerce on which areas are most sensitive and should be protected. The committee met for the first time in March.
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