On May 21, 2019, the Federal Register published the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) “Addition of Entities to the Entity List”. While not published until the 21st, the entity list had an effective date of 5/16/2019. The full document can be found here.
What does this mean?
This rule by BIS amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Huawei Technologies Co., LTD and its affiliates to the “Entity List”.
What is the “Entity List”?
This is a list of certain foreign persons (including companies and individuals) that are subject to license requirements for export, re-export or transfer of specific items.
Why was Huawei added to the list?
The U.S. Government has determined that there is reasonable cause to believe that Huawei has been involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is also adding non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei to the Entity List because those affiliates pose a significant risk of involvement in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
What other Huawei affiliates, subsidiaries are on the entity list?
The list also covers Huawei’s affiliates located in twenty-six destinations: Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
If you have questions how the inclusion of Huawei to the entity list will impact your business, call/text David Hsu at 832-896-6288 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.