Organization of Women in International Trade New York Chapter presents:
Export Reform Initiative with Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn
Please join us for a lively discussion on the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative. This reform is a common sense approach to overhauling the nation’s export control system. The Administration has determined that fundamental reform of the current system is necessary to enhance our national security by (i) focusing resources on the threats that matter most, (ii) increasing interoperability with our Allies, and (iii) strengthening the U.S. defense industrial base by reducing incentives for foreign manufacturers to design out and avoid using U.S. parts and components.
Under Secretary Hirschhorn was appointed by President Barack Obama to be an Under Secretary of Commerce, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), on March 29, 2010. Mr. Hirschhorn was sworn in April 2, 2010.Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hirschhorn was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Mr. Hirschhorn oversees the Commerce agency that advances U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and by promoting U.S. strategic technology leadership.