US: EXPORT CONTROLS IMPOSED ON 9 CHINESE ENTITIES FOR ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

On 23 May, the South China Morning Post and others reported that the Institute of Forensic Science under the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, and 8 companies were added to a list of those with restricted access to US technology because they are “complicit in human rights violations and abuses … against Uygurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region”.  The additions add to the 28 listed in October.  They have been added to the Entity List, and this imposes a restriction on the export of US items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to persons or organisations reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being of becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US. The EAR imposes additional licence requirements on, and limits the availability of most licence exceptions for, exports, re-exports, and transfers (in-country) to listed entities.

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/05/commerce-department-add-nine-chinese-entities-related-human-rights

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1279879/us-to-sanction-nine-chinese-entities-for-rights-violations

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3085788/us-slaps-sanctions-33-chinese-companies-and-institutions

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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