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Commerce Updates Entity List- Adds Sichuan University

Sichuan University has been designated as an “Entity”  on the Commerce Department’s Entity List based on a review by the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State. It has been designated as an entity because the Departments of Commerce, Defense and State have determined that  “there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that the entity has been involved, is involved, or poses a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and those acting on behalf of such entities may be added to the Entity List pursuant to this section.” (15CFR 744.11(b))


As specified in Commerce Department export regulations, Sichuan University ,including its  faculty, employees, or students) is  ineligible to receive any items subject to the EAR without a specific export license to the extent specified in the Entity List supplement. The embargo is comprehensive for  Sichuan University.   Virginia Tech is prohibited from exporting any items, software, or technology  subject to the EAR to the Sichuan University subject to Export Administration Regulations (EAR) without an export license- licenses will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Commerce Department in the case of Sichuan.   15CFR 744.1(c)