he added The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce today, Thursday Seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the US economic blacklist for conducting activities inconsistent with the national security interests or the foreign policy of the United States.
Today’s final rule adds the following entities to the Entity List:
- Tianjin Phytium Information Technology.
- Sunway Microelectronics.
- Shanghai High Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center.
- National Supercomputing Center, Jinan.
- National High Computing Center, Shenzhen.
- National Supercomputing Center, Wuxi.
- National Super Computing Center, Zhengzhou.
The Ministry of Commerce stated that these seven entities are involved in building supercomputers used by Chinese military authorities, destabilizing military modernization efforts, and weapons of mass destruction programs.
“Supercomputing capabilities are vital to the development of all modern weapons and national security systems, such as: nuclear weapons and hypersonic weapons,” Trade Minister Gina Raimondo said in a statement.
“The Ministry of Commerce is using the full range of its powers to prevent China from leveraging US technology to support destabilizing military modernization efforts,” she added.
The Entity List is a tool used by the Bureau of Industry and Security to restrict the export of EAR-subject material to persons (individuals, corporations, or companies) believed to be involved in or present a significant risk of being involved in or engaging in activities contrary to national security or US foreign policy interests.
Additional licensing requirements apply to exports, re-exports, and in-country transfers of EAR items to listed entities, and the availability of most licensing exceptions is limited.
Firms included in the US Entity List must apply for licenses from the Commerce Department, which faces strict scrutiny when seeking permission to receive items from US suppliers.
The new rules take effect immediately, but do not apply to goods from US suppliers that are en route.
During the administration of former US President (Donald Trump), the United States added dozens of Chinese companies to its economic blacklist, including the country’s largest smartphone maker, Huawei, as well as chipmaker SMIC and the largest manufacturer of drones, DJI. .