26 Added to List of Entities Restricted from Receiving Exports of Dual-Use Goods
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective June 5, adds 26 persons under 31 entries to the Entity List. These entries consist of three in China, seven in Hong Kong, six in Lebanon and 15 in the United Arab Emirates, as follows.
- two in Hong Kong for being involved in the reexport of sensitive U.S.-origin items to unauthorized end-users and preventing the accomplishment of an end-use check by or on behalf of BIS
- 19 in Lebanon and the UAE for being involved in supplying U.S.-origin items to terrorists
- five in Hong Kong and China for engaging in deceptive actions, including shifting/circuitous routes and false or omitted information on shipping documentation, to arrange for the transshipment of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations to end-users associated with the government of Syria
For all 26 persons being added to the Entity List there will be a license requirement for all items subject to the EAR and a license review policy of presumption of denial. These license requirements apply to any transaction in which items are to be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to any of the persons being added or in which they act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee or end-user. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) to these persons.
Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a license exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) as a result of this rule that were en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport on June 5 pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination may proceed to that destination under the previous eligibility for a license exception or NLR.