Background

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule adding the state-owned telecommunications utility in Ecuador to its list of entities restricted from receiving exports of dual-use goods from the United States. BIS states that there is reasonable cause to believe that this entity has been involved, is involved or poses a significant risk or being or becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the foreign policy interests of the U.S.

There will be a license requirement for any transaction in which items classified under Export Control Classification Numbers 5D002 or 5A002 are to be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to this entity or in which it acts as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee or end-user. The license review policy will be case-by-case review. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) to this entity for items classified under ECCNs 5D002 or 5A002.

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 4 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.

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