US renews temporary ZTE general licence

The US Bureau of Industry and Security has extended its temporary general licence for exports, reexports, and in-country transfers to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) until 28 November 2016. The US imposed export restrictions on ZTE in March, in response to ZTE allegedly breaching US sanctions by illicitly re-exporting controlled items to sanctioned countries, and organising a series of shell companies for this purpose in relation to Iran (see previous blog). BIS has indicated that it will continue to renew the temporary general licence provided ZTE continues to cooperate with the US government in resolving the issues that led to the violations. The Department of Commerce’s notice is here.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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