The announcement on strengthening the export control of dual-purpose items issued by the official website of the Ministry of Commerce has aroused a lot of public opinion in the industry. The announcement mentioned that since August 15th this year, in order to safeguard national security, the government will control the export of some drones aircraft and high-performance computers. Besides, if the related aerial camera drone
needs to be exported, these things should get the license issued by the Ministry of commerce.
The announcement has aroused a lot of concern in the industry. Will export control be a blow to the drones industry? Of course. But there are also optimistic insiders saying that from a technical point of view, the introduction of restrictions symbolizes the rise of China's drones technology level to the forefront of the world. The export limit may be a technical protection measure. But China’s technology of professional grade drones
is indeed the number one around the world. What’s more, restricting exports is very necessary. Even some analysts believe that the United States previously banned the export of high-tech products to China. But now it is our turn to restrict high-tech exports, which is the symbol of China's strong science and technology. It can be foreseen that the restrictions on export categories and scope will be gradually expanded in the future in China.
But what we need to wonder is --- China's drones technology really keeps ahead of the world?
Now the most popular drones in the market are the consumer drones. The "consumer drone" is the civilian drone, which is suitable for ordinary consumers to use, easy to start, and mainly for flight and entertainment. At present, the consumer drone market is mixed, in addition to the fuzzy regulatory standards, our government has not yet formed an authoritative technical quality standard. To a certain extent, this circumstance has lowered the threshold of domestic and civilian drones’ competition.