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11 Companies Face US Export Restrictions for Supporting Adversarial Activities; Matthew Axelrod Quoted

Matthew Axelrod

The Bureau of Industry and Security has imposed export restrictions on 11 entities in China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates for acquiring U.S. products to support Chinese military modernization efforts and produce Shahed-series unmanned aerial vehicles.

The organizations were added to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, including Linkzol Technology, Xi’an Like Innovative Information Technology, Beijing Anwise Technology, Sitonholy, Jiangxi Xintuo Enterprise, Aerosila JSC and Khalaj Trading.

BIS said Iran and Russia use the Shahed-series UAVs to hit oil tankers in the Middle East and attack Ukraine, respectively.

According to agency officials, the export restrictions aim to protect U.S. national security interests and prevent the use of American technologies to aid China’s military modernization and Russia’s military aggression in Kyiv.

A BIS notice published in the Federal Register indicated that the newly listed entities must secure licenses for U.S. product exports, reexports, or in-country transfers.

“These actions make clear that U.S. technology should not and cannot be used to enable military modernization by China or the manufacture of drones by Iran,” BIS Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod said in a statement.

“When Chinese or Iranian parties attempt to use U.S. technology to advance malign agendas, they forfeit their ability to receive unlicensed shipments of U.S. goods.”

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