By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: China

At a glance

The EU imposed an arms embargo on China (excluding Hong Kong) by a Council Declaration at the Madrid European Council on 26/27 June 1989, in response to what the EU described as the “brutal repression” taking place in China.

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US DHS designates Xinjiang companies

The US Department of Homeland Security today added 3 Xinjiang-based entities to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List for their “participation in business practices that target members of persecuted groups, including Uyghur minorities in the PRC” (press release): Xinjiang Zhongtai Group Co Ltd, producer of textile, chemical, and building materials; Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile Co Ltd, manufacturer …


BIS adds 28 entities to Entity List

BIS has added 28 entities to its Entity List, 11 of which are based in China, 5 in Russia, 5 in Pakistan, along with others located in Finland, Oman, Germany, and the UAE (press release, notice): 9 entities in China, Finland, Germany, and Russia were implicated in a scheme to supply the Special Technology Centre, a Russian entity on the …

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US export control violations settlement

The US Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with Island Pyrochemical Industries Corp (IPI), to resolve 3 violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), ordering IPI to pay a civil penalty of $850,000 (notice). The settlement addresses the misrepresentation of material facts on export licence applications and engagement in …


Ninestar Corp sues US DHS for listing on Uyghur Entity List

Ninestar Corp, a Chinese printing and imaging entity, has filed a lawsuit and motion for a preliminary injunction against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for being placed on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The lawsuit is filed before the US Court of International Trade, submitting that the listing of Ninestar is “baseless” and DHS had …


US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for Tibetan schools policies

Yesterday, the US State Department imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials for their alleged involvement in the “forcible assimilation of more than one million Tibetan children in government-run boarding schools” (press release).


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Declaration of European Council, Madrid, 26/27 June 1989

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