The United States Has Imposed Trade Restrictions on 14 Chinese Businesses as a Result of their Activities in Xinjiang
Concerns over global human rights prompted the US Department of Commerce to add 34 companies to its Entity List on Friday. 14 of the 34 companies were singled out as potentially committing human rights violations in Xinjiang.
Unlike the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Department of Treasury, being on the Department of Commerce's Entity List does not imply a complete ban on conducting business with US citizens. Persons on the entity list, on the other hand, are not allowed to buy or sell products that are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
In 2019, Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications firm, was added to this list, prompting the business to stockpile two years' worth of EAR-covered items, including as computer chips and telecoms equipment.
Products under the Export Administration Regulations usually concern national security concerns and include products that may be used in the fabrication of nuclear bombs, but they have also grown to encompass other grounds, such as potential human rights violations.
Although this classification does not totally prohibit US citizens from interacting with designated companies, any EAR-covered products that are exported in the future will require a license from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security.
More specifically, The China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology, Suzhou Keda Technology Co, Xinjiang Lianhai Chuangzhi Information Technology Co, Shenzhen Cobber Information Technology Co, Xinjiang Sailing Information Technology, and Beijing Geling Shentong Information Technology have all been added to the entity list.