On November 26, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register adding twenty-seven foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities and individuals are located in the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Pakistan and Singapore, as follows:

China

  • Corad Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.;
  • Hangzhou Zhongke Microelectronics Co., Ltd.;
  • Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale;
  • Hunan Goke Microelectronics;
  • New H3C Semiconductor Technologies Co., Ltd.;
  • Peaktek Company Ltd.;
  • Poly Asia Pacific Ltd., (PAPL);
  • QuantumCTek Co., Ltd.;
  • Shaanxi Zhi En Electromechanical Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Shanghai QuantumCTek Co., Ltd.;
  • Xi’an Aerospace Huaxun Technology; and
  • Yunchip Microelectronics.

Japan

  • Corad Technology Japan K.K.

Pakistan

  • Al-Qertas;
  • Asay Trade & Supplies;
  • Broad Engineering (Pakistan);
  • Global Tech Engineers;
  • Jade Machinery Pvt. Ltd.;
  • Jiuding Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Equipment Co (Pvt) Ltd.;
  • K-SOFT Enterprises;
  • Muhammad Ashraf;
  • Muhammad Farrukh;
  • Prime Tech;
  • Q&N Traders;
  • Seljuk Traders (SMC-Private) Limited; and
  • U.H.L. Company.

Singapore

  • Corad Technology Pte Ltd.

Eight of the Chinese entities were added to the Entity List in an effort to prevent U.S. emerging technologies from being used for China’s quantum computing efforts that support military applications. Sixteen Chinese and Pakistan entities and individuals were added to the list due to their contributions to Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear activities or ballistic missile program. Three affiliates of Corad Technology Limited (a Chinese entity placed on the Entity List in 2019), have been added due to their involvement in sales of technology from the United States to Iran’s military and space programs, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) front companies, and Chinese government and defense industry subordinate entities.

Placement on the Entity List means that all exports, re-exports, or transfers of items subject to U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) require a license from BIS, regardless of whether a U.S. person is involved in the transaction or whether the transaction involves the U.S. financial system. BIS has imposed a license review policy of a “presumption of denial” for these entities. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to these entities.

BIS also added the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology to the Military End-User (MEU) List due to its production of military products for a military end-user. Placement on the MEU List places a requirement for a license for specific export, reexports or transfers (in-country) due to an “unacceptable risk of use or diversion to a “military end-user” or “military end-use” in Russia. BIS has imposed a license review policy of a “presumption of denial” for this Russian entity. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to this entity for items specified in Supplement No. 2 to Part 744 of the EAR.

This final rule was effective as of November 26, 2021. However, shipments that were en route aboard a carrier to a port of export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) on November 26, 2021, pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination, may proceed to that destination under the previous eligibility for a license exception or export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) without a license (NLR).