U.S. BIS revises EAR entity list

One entity was involved in supporting online censorship and surveillance, and the other diverted U.S. items to an entity-listed party

One entity was involved in supporting online censorship and surveillance

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released a final rule [PDF 258 KB] amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding two entities under seven entries to the entity list. The entities are located in Canada, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A related BIS release (February 26, 2024) explains that one entity was found to be involved in supporting online censorship and surveillance to target political actors and human rights activities, and the other is being added for diversion of U.S. items to an entity-listed party.

The final rule also modifies two existing entries on the entity list under the destination of China and removes one entity under the destination of the UAE.

The changes are part of the ongoing efforts to regulate exports to entities that pose a risk to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.

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