U.S. additions to entity list, 120 entities in Belarus and Russia

A final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations by adding 120 entities to the EAR “entity list”

A final rule that amends EAR by adding 120 entities to the EAR “entity list”

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 120 entities to the EAR “entity list.”

According to the final rule [PDF 330 KB], the 120 entities have been determined by the U.S. government “to be acting contrary to the national security interests or foreign policy of the United States” and will be listed on the EAR entity list under the destinations of Belarus and Russia.

  • The entity list identifies entities for which there is reasonable cause to believe (based on specific and articulable facts) that the entities have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
  • The EAR imposes additional license requirements on, and limits the availability of most license exceptions for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to, listed entities.
  • The license review policy for each listed entity is identified in the “license review policy” column on the entity list.

With this final rule, BIS is placing 95 of the 120 entities on the entity list because they are determined to be military end-users.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
Partner and Global Practice Leader
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John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
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Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
E: asiciliano@kpmg.com

Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
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Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
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Irina Vaysfeld
E: ivaysfeld@kpmg.com

Amie Ahanchian
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Christopher Young
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Gisele Belotto
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George Zaharatos
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Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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Jessica Libby
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