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Proposed rule changes leave defence industry in a haze

Published by Steve Coleman on January 04, 2012

Pending US State Department rules regulating who can buy and sell defence equipment hasn't done much to lift the legal fog for arms brokers, a new look at the legislation says.

While changes to the Arms Export Control Act will put long-standing unwritten rules into print, the haze surrounding who will need a government licence to sell defence equipment hasn't cleared, says US law firm Arent Fox.

Critics of the legislation say the American government has taken a broader-than-necessary interpretation of the rules. A look at the legal implications of the law can be found here.

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