Mar. 20, 2008 - Letters related to Validated End User program

In 2007, the Department of Commerce designated five Chinese corporations as "Validated End-Users," (VEU) a new designation meaning that they are allowed to import certain sensitive U.S. technologies without an export control license. Export control licenses are used to prevent diversion of such sensitive technologies to military users.

Rep. Markey raised concerns about these fast-track designations in the following correspondence with the Department of Commerce: (all are PDF documents)

Letter from Rep. Markey to Commerce, Jan. 29, 2008

Response from Commerce to Rep. Markey, Feb. 15, 2008

Follow-up letter from Rep. Markey to Commerce, Mar. 20, 2008