UPDATE: On 24 February 2017, BIS published a final rule extending until 29 March 2017 the temporary general licence for ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun of China. Under this fourth extension of the ZTE General License, exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) to the entities are subject to the licencing requirements and policies of the Export Administration Regulations that were in effect prior to the their 8 March 2016 addition to the Entity List.
Posted on October 19, 2016:
US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule extending to 28 November 2016 the temporary general license for ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun, which were both added to the Entity List on 8 March 2016. Effective 24 March 2016, the general license temporarily restores the licensing policy applicable to these two entities prior to their Entity List designation. The entities were added to the Entity List (along with two other ZTE entities), in connection with a scheme to reexport controlled items to Iran contrary to United States law. However, BIS issued the general license due, in part, to “binding commitments made by these entities to the U.S. Government” and under the condition that they timely perform their undertakings to the US government and cooperate in resolving the matter.