Background

Sixty new entities in ten countries are being added to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Entity List, which lists entities restricted from receiving U.S. exports of goods controlled under the Export Administration Regulations.

 

- six entities in France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, and Switzerland for their involvement in the attempted diversion of controlled U.S.-origin aircraft parts to Iran

- five entities in Pakistan, one in China and Hong Kong, and one in the UAE for their contributions to unsafeguarded nuclear activities

- six entities in Malaysia for their involvement in a scheme to falsify information submitted in support of BIS license applications in order to divert U.S.-origin items to Iran

- one entity in China and Hong Kong and one entity in China only for risks that U.S.-origin items exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) to these entities will be used in military end-use activities in China

- five entities in Russia for their involvement with the Russian military

- one entity in China for its actual and attempted acquisition of U.S.-origin items for a person on the Entity List and in support of programs for the People’s Liberation Army

- three entities in the UAE for being affiliates of another company already on the Entity List

- five entities in China for enabling China to reclaim and militarize disputed outposts in the South China Sea

- 19 entities in China for their involvement in China’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea

 

For these entities BIS is imposing a license requirement for exports of all items subject to the EAR and a prohibition on license exceptions for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to them. BIS is also imposing license review policies of (1) presumption of denial for 51 entities, (2) case-by-case review for one Malaysian entity, and (3) the policy set forth in section 744.2(d) of the EAR (for license applications for certain nuclear end-uses) for eight entities.

 

BIS is also revising existing entries on the Entity List under the destinations of Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, and the UAE.

 

Shipments of items removed from license exception eligibility or for 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 Aug. 27 pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination may proceed to that destination under the previous license exception eligibility or without a license.

 

For more information on restrictions on exports to persons on the Entity List or other lists, please contact Kristine Pirnia.

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