U.S.-China Deal Tweaks Export Controls

This could increase U.S. exports of dual-use technologies to China.

The U.S. Commerce Department last month announced a deal with China to tighten export-control procedures on U.S. dual-use technologies shipped to China.

The deal on exports creates "procedures to strengthen end-use visit cooperation and help ensure that U.S. exports of controlled dual-use items are being used by their intended recipients for their intended purposes," the Commerce Departments Bureau of Industry and Security said in a statement.

The Bush administration has not released the text of the agreement.

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