U.S. to Tighten Export Rules

The New York Times

Washington -- January 18, 1984 -- The Commerce Department today proposed tighter export rules aimed at stopping shipment of sensitive goods, particularly high-technology equipment, to ''potential adversaries.''

A month ago, officials said, computers with military applications almost fell into Soviet hands. Pentagon officials have criticized the Commerce Department as careless in its export procedures.

The rules would tighten procedures that allow exporters to make several shipments under a single license, rather than applying for a license for each shipment. There are about 700 holders of multiple- shipment licenses.

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