37 Chinese entities put on US 'Unverified List'

A total of 50 organizations worldwide are to be treated with caution after failing to provide sufficient information for end-use checks

US Department of Commerce building

US Department of Commerce building (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) announced this week it is adding 50 organizations, including 37 from China, to its “Unverified List” of entities that should be treated with caution.

The DoC made the announcement on Tuesday (April 9) and the companies or schools were listed according to Industry and Security Bureau on Federal Register rules. According to the Bureau, those listed are “ineligible to receive items subject to the Export Administration Regulation by means of a license exception.”

Kevin Wolf, a former assistant secretary of commerce for export administration told Reuters US suppliers are banned from using license exceptions to “sell products to repair goods that were sold previously” to those on the list.“ said Wolf. “But instead [they] will have to get a new license.”

Wolf said U.S. companies will now treat the listed organizations with caution. Although the listing is not an embargo, the complicated process those listed have to go through to do business with the U.S. will likely intimidate suppliers from dealing with these companies, Wolf added.

The 50 entities on the unverified list failed to provide sufficient information required for the DoC to do “end-use checks.” The list also includes six organizations in Hong Kong, four in the United Arab Emirates, two in Malaysia, and one in Indonesia.

The overarching goal of end-use checks is to enforce “controls on certain items” and to protect “U.S. national security” and the country’s interests, according to International Trade Advisors, an Australian company specializing in import-export controls.

The full list can be found on the Office of the Federal Register website. The listed Chinese organizations are as follows:​

Aisin Nantong Technical Center(爱信南通汽车技術中心有限公司)

Anhui Institute of Metrology (安徽省計量科學研究院)

Beijing Bayi Space LCD Materials Technology Co., Ltd (北京八億時空液晶科技股份有限公司)

Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Technology (北京納米能源與系統研究所)

Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (北京高壓科學研究中心)

Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院長春應用化學研究所)

Changchun National Extreme Precision Optics Co Ltd (長春國科精密光學技術有限公司)

Chengde Oscillator Electronic Technology Co (承德奧斯力特電子科技有限公司)

Guangdong University of Technology (廣東工業大學)

Gucheng Xian Fengxin Titanium Alloy (故城縣峰鑫鈦合金製品有限公司)

Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院合肥物質科學研究院)

Huaduan (Anhui) Machine Tool Manufacturer Co. (華鍛(安徽)機床製造有限公司)

Hubei Flying Optical (湖北飛菱光纖材料有限公司)

Luoyang Weimi Optics (洛陽微米光電技術有限公司)

Ningbo Zhongxian Optoelectronic Technology Co, Ltd (寧波鍾顯光電科技有限公司)

Renmin University (人民大學)

San'an Optoelectronics (三安光電)

Shaanxi Hongyuan Aviation Forging (陝西宏遠航空鍛造有限責任公司)

Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (上海科學院上海應用物理研究所)

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (上海科學院上海技術物理研究所)

Shanghai SKEQI Automation Engineering Co (上海思客琦自動化工程有限公司)

Shi Jia Zhuang Suin Instruments (石家莊數英儀器有限公司)

Sunder Tools (Changxing) Technology (松德刀具(長興)科技有限公司)

Termei Torch & Tip Company (特爾瑪槍嘴有限公司)

Tongji University (同濟大學)

TRI Microsystems

Wuhan Yifi Laser Equipment Co (武漢逸飛機光設備有限公司)

Wuxi Beetech Inc (無錫必創有限公司)

Wuxi Hengling Technology Co. Ltd.

Xiamen Sanan Optoelectronics (廈門三安光電股份有限公司)

Xi'an Caijing Opto-Electronics (西安彩晶光電科技股份有限公司)

Xi'an Micromach Photon Manufacture Technology (西安中科微精光子製造科技有限公司)

Xi'an Jiaotong University, School of Electrical Engineering (西安交通大學電氣工程學院)

Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大學)

Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (中國科學院雲南天文台)

Zhejiang Xizi Aviation (浙江西子航空工業有限公司)

Zhongshan Thincloud Optics Co. Ltd

Zolix Instruments Co (卓立漢光儀器有限公司)

The bureau also removed three Chinese companies previously listed, including Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd (九江市金鑫有色金屬有限公司), Liupanshui Normal University (六盤水師範學院), and Yantai Salvage Bureau (交通運输部烟台打撈局).