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BIS adds 28 entities to the Entity List

On 9 October 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 28 entities to the Entity List (15 CFR, Subchapter C, part 744, Supplement No. 4). The Entity List “identifies entities reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” Entities on the Entity List have additional license requirements and limited license availability for exports, reexports and in-country transfers to listed entities, imposed on them by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774).

The 28 newly listed entities are located in China. BIS states that the grounds for listing these entities is that they “have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the XUAR.”

To read the announcement by the Commerce Department, please click here.

To read the additions to the U.S. Entity List in the Federal Register, please click here.

The data reflecting these changes is available via PST.AG's data feed notification to our customers (List: USEL).

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