The US Department of Commerce (DoC) announced on 13 May that it had added 12 foreign entities to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS’s) entity list.
The additions include four entities based in China and Hong Kong and individuals from China, Pakistan, and the UAE.
According to a rule published in the Federal Register gazette, the grounds for the addition of the entities to the list include: supporting the Iranian weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme; supporting the Pakistani nuclear programme; obtaining US-origin items for use by a denied entity; failure to support a BIS end-user check; and participating in the prohibited export of controlled technology to organisations connected to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
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