The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added 12 foreign entities to the Entity List, which subjects them to specific export licensing requirements.
Organizations or persons who violate U.S. export control rules — as defined under the Export Administration Regulations — are subject to criminal penalties and administrative sanctions.
The new additions to the Entities List include four entities with locations in both China and Hong Kong and two Chinese, one Pakistani and five Emirati persons.
BIS can add to the Entity List any foreign party, such as an individual, business, research institution or government organization, for engaging in activities contrary to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy interests. The agency first began publishing the list in February 1997.
For example, among the newest additions to the Entity List, the four Emirati persons obtained U.S.-origin items for an existing Entity List member without a license and for a denied party, Iranian air carrier Mahan Air, which is currently subject to a temporary export denial order.
More details about the BIS Entity List is available here.