The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 29 persons to the Entity List. These persons have been determined by the US Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States in regard to the Crimea region of Ukraine. BIS has added these persons to the Entity List to support existing sanctions on the Russian Federation in connection with US allegations of the country violating of international law and fuelling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Entity List designations prohibit certain transactions with these persons, which are listed under destinations of Crimea region of Ukraine, Cyprus, Finland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.