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China Entity List designations

On Friday, May 22, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced in two separate press releases that it would be adding a number of companies and governmental entities to the Entity List.

A total of nine companies, as follows, will be added for their involvement in human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region:

  • China’s Ministry of Public Security’s Institute of Forensic Science;
  • Aksu Huafu Textiles Co.;
  • CloudWalk Technology;
  • FiberHome Technologies Group;
  • Nanjing FiberHome Starrysky Communication Development;
  • NetPosa;
  • SenseNets;
  • Intellifusion;
  • IS’Vision.

In addition, BIS separately announced that it would be designating two dozen entities for their involvement in military activities:

  • Beijing Cloudmind Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Beijing Computational Science Research Center;
  • Beijing Jincheng Huanyu Electronics Co., Ltd.;
  • Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research;
  • Chengdu Fine Optical Engineering Research Center;
  • China Jiuyuan Trading Corporation;
  • Cloudminds (Hong Kong) Limited;
  • Cloudminds Inc.;
  • Harbin Chuangyue Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Harbin Engineering University;
  • Harbin Institute of Technology;
  • Harbin Yun Li Da Technology and Development Co., Ltd.;
  • JCN (HK) Technology Co. Ltd.;
  • K Logistics (China) Limited;
  • Kunhai (Yanjiao) Innovation Research Institute;
  • Peac Institute of Multiscale Science;
  • Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.;
  • Qihoo 360 Technology Company;
  • Shanghai Nova Instruments Co., Ltd.;
  • Sichuan Dingcheng Material Trade Co., Ltd.;
  • Sichuan Haitian New Technology Group Co. Ltd.;
  • Sichuan Zhonghe Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Skyeye Laser Technology Limited;
  • Zhu Jiejin.

Once these restrictions go into effect, the export, re-export, or in-country transfer of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations to these entities without a BIS license will be prohibited.