Smartphones And Foreign Policy: ZTE Sanctions Explained

Law360, New York (March 18, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- Richard L. Matheny III

Jacob R. Osborn

Beau D. Barnes On Tuesday, March 8, the U.S. Department of Commerce placed Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE Corp. and three affiliates on the Entity List, prohibiting exports to ZTE Corp. of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations, including U.S.-origin hardware, software and technology. The designation comes in response to ZTE’s apparent reexport of controlled dual-use items from the United States to Iran in violation of U.S. law, which the Commerce Department found was “contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.”

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