Chinese Export Controls


On 26 December 2023, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced new sanctions measures under the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law against the following parties for their involvement in the imposition of US restrictive measures on Chinese entities over their links to alleged human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: US data intelligence firm, Kharon; Edmund Xu, research director of Kharon; and Nicole Morgret, a former human rights analyst at the Centre for Advanced Defence Studies.…

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…

On 28 December 2019, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) released a new draft of the Export Control Law (ECL) (“2019 Draft”), an update from the 2017 version circulated by the Ministry of Commerce. Click HERE to refer to our client alert on the 2017 Draft.

The 2019 Draft is now open for public comment until 26 January 2020. If enacted, the ECL will be China’s first comprehensive and consolidated export control legislation, aimed at upgrading the country’s existing regime consisting of multiple regulations.