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On December 23, 2020, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) amended the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), in further implementation of Executive Order 13936 (“EO 13936”), to remove provisions that provide differential and preferential treatment for exports, reexports, and transfers of items to Hong Kong as compared to China. As a result of these changes, Hong Kong will be removed as a separate destination on the Commerce Country Chart and in other places…

On August 27, 2020, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) adding 24 Chinese state-owned entities to the Entity List (the “SCS Designees”), including several subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (“CCCC”), due to their ties to land reclamation efforts involving artificial islands in the South China Sea. In a press statement released with the designations, the Commerce Department cited the role played by the SCS…

China governs the import and export of technology under the Regulations for the Administration of the Import and Export of Technology (“Technology Regulations”), the Measures for the Administration of Technologies Prohibited or Restricted from Import, and the Measures for the Administration of Technologies Prohibited or Restricted from Export. The Technology Regulations and related measures are separate and distinct from other China regulatory regimes that currently govern the import and export of dual-use items and encryption…

On 28 June 2020, the 20th Meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) Standing Committee of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) deliberated the second review draft of the Export Control Law (草案二次审议稿).  This second review draft has now been published on the NPC webpage.  Public comments on the latest draft may be submitted via the NPC website or postal mail from 3 July 2020 to 16 August 2020. Some key revisions from the…