Eleven Chinese Entities Added to U.S. Entity List for Alleged Human Rights Violations.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added to the Entity List 11 Chinese companies alleged to have committed human rights violations and abuses against minority groups from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).  As a result of this action, these companies face new restrictions on access to U.S.-origin items, including commodities and technology, and supplements other recent action taken by BIS.

The Entity List is a tool utilised by BIS to restrict the export, reexport, and transfer (in-country) of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to persons (individuals, organisations, companies) reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.  Additional licence requirements apply to exports, re-exports, and transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR to listed entities.

See my blog When are items subject to U.S. export controls (EAR)?

The entities to be added to the Entity List are:

  • Changji Esquel Textile Co. Ltd.
  • Hefei Bitland Information Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Hefei Meiling Co. Ltd.
  • Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories Co. Ltd.
  • Hetian Taida Apparel Co., Ltd.
  • KTK Group
  • Nanjing Synergy Textiles Co. Ltd.
  • Nanchang O-Film Tech
  • Tanyuan Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Xinjiang Silk Road BGI
  • Beijing Liuhe BGI

See U.S. Department of Commerce Press Release.

See more information on Export Controls & Sanctions here.

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