Background

Effective July 6, the Bureau of Industry and Security has added four entities in Burma to the Entity List as part of a continuing response to a military coup in that country. One entity provides satellite communications services in support of the Burmese military. The other three are copper mining companies that support Burma’s military through revenue-sharing agreements with a Burmese entity added to the Entity List earlier this year and that have been reportedly linked to labor rights violations and human rights abuses.

For these four entities BIS is imposing an export license requirement for all items subject to the Export Administration Regulations and a license review policy of presumption of denial. Moreover, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) to these entities.

Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a license exception or for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) without a license (NLR) as a result of this rule that were en route aboard a carrier to a port of export, reexport, or transfer on July 6 pursuant to actual orders for export, reexport, or transfer to or within a foreign destination may proceed to that destination under the previous eligibility.

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

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