U.S. Adds 28 Entities to Blacklist, Many Linked to UAV Production for Russia

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 28 entities to its Entity List Monday, 24 September.

The entities include 11 in China, 5 in Russia, 5 in Pakistan, and others in Finland, Oman, Germany, and the UAE. They have been implicated in activities threatening U.S. national security or foreign policy.

“When companies in foreign countries enable the production of drones used to kill Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, we take action,” said Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod.  

  • Nine entities from China, Finland, Germany, and Russia conspired to violate U.S. export controls. They supplied components for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU).

  • One Russian entity, involved in titanium and metal production for Russia's military, poses a risk of diverting U.S. defense technologies.

  • Two Chinese entities are listed for supporting Iran’s weapons programs, including UAVs.

  • Oman-based entities have backed Yemen's Houthi forces.

  • Entities from China, Pakistan, and the UAE have contributed to Pakistan’s nuclear activities.

  • A Chinese network, providing aerospace components for UAVs to Iran, has links to attacks on oil tankers and Russian operations in Ukraine. They now face severe export restrictions.

Removals From the MEU List

Pursuant to the procedures detailed in supplement no. 5 to part 744 of the EAR, this final rule removes Zhejiang Perfect New Material Co., Ltd, an entity located in China, from the

Military End User List (MEU List) (supplement no. 7 to part 744). The entry for this entity was added to the MEU List on December 23, 2020 (85 FR 23, 2020). The ERC determined to remove the entry for Zhejiang Perfect New Material Co., Ltd from the MEU List on the basis of a request for to BIS pursuant to § 744.21(b)(2) of the EAR. This final rule removes the following one entity, located in China, from the MEU List: China
 

• Zhejiang Perfect New Material Co., Ltd.

Additional information on the Entity List is available on BIS’s website at: https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/faqs  

Industry and Security Bureau

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Addition of Entities and Revision to Existing Entities on the Entity List; Removal of Existing Entity from the Military End User List