BIS Updates Information and FAQs regarding the Entity List

On April 17, 2009, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) updated information and its FAQs regarding the Entity List on its website. BIS describes the Entity List as follows:

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) contain a list of names of certain foreign persons - including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, individuals, and other types of legal persons - that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items.  These persons comprise the Entity List, which is found in Supplement No. 4 to Part 744 of the EAR.  On an individual basis, the persons on the Entity List are subject to licensing requirements and policies supplemental to those found elsewhere in the EAR.