Written by: Wang Feng, Dai Meng hao     Regulatory& Compliance Group

With the introduction and implementation of the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (the “UEL Provisions”) by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOFCOM) on 19 September 2020, China’s legislation on the Unreliable Entity List (UEL), which started in May last year, has finally made substantial progress. As the first blacklist for trade control and sanction in China, it has drew intensive attention from multinationals in terms of its follow-up implementation and the regulatory scope. In light of this, we would like to explore several issues of common concern that may arise in the implementation of the UEL Provisions based on the UEL Provisions, the regulations on anti-boycott in trade control of some foreign countries and regions and our experience. We also look forward to further discussion with you.
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On September 19, 2020, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (Provisions), which immediately came into effect.[1] More than 15 months after the concept was firstly revealed by MOFCOM in mid-2019, the Unreliable Entity List (UEL) regime is now enacted to capture foreign entities that damage fundamental interests of China or Chinese enterprises, organizations or individuals.
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