BIS Implements Additional Changes from Annual Review of Entity List for Entities in China and Russia

On December 17, 2010, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule implementing additional changes to the Entity List based on the annual review of the list conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC).

The changes to the Entity List from the annual review is being implemented in three rules. The first rule published on May 28, 2010 (75 FR 29884) implemented the results of the annual review for listed entities located in Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

The second rule, published on 12/17/10, implements the results of the annual review for entities located in China and Russia. This rule removes five entities from the Entity List under Russia and makes twenty-one modifications to the Entity List (consisting of modifications to eighteen Chinese entries and three Russian entries currently on the Entity List) by adding additional addresses, aliases and/or clarifying the names for these twenty-one entities.

The third rule, which will likely be published in early 2011, will implement the remaining results of the annual review.