US approved 192 export licenses to blacklisted Chinese companies in early 2022

THE Biden Administration approved 192 licenses worth over $23 billion to ship American goods and technologies For Chinese companies on a US trade blacklist in the first quarter of last year, according to a document released Friday by a US congressional committee.
The 192 licenses granted were out of 242 license applications decided between January and March 2022, according to a table, and 115 of those approved contained controlled technology. Nineteen, or 8% of the total number of requests, were rejected and 31 were returned without action.
Republican Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, released the license numbers on Friday after revealing at a hearing on Tuesday that more than $23 billion in licenses had been approved for U.S. Department of Commerce Enterprise Suppliers “Entity List” in Q1 2022.
In a statement Friday, McCaul called the endorsements unacceptable. “This critical American technology is intended for Chinese Communist Party surveillance and military efforts,” he said.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) “must and can do more.”
The Commerce Department defended the rulings.
“Each license reflected in this data – which primarily involves low-tech exports…and other items that do not pose significant national security concerns…has been carefully reviewed,” the agency said in a statement, explaining that decisions are made by the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State and Energy.
The BRI also noted that the licenses of some well-known Chinese companies are reviewed in accordance with policies established by the Trump administration which do not involve presumptions of denial.
Furthermore, he pointed out that exporters generally submit license applications that are more likely to be approved, that licenses are generally valid for four years and that a significant number of them are not fully used.
Between November 2020 and April 2021, Chinese Huawei suppliers were awarded 113 licenses worth $61 billion, and another 188 licenses worth nearly $42 billion were approved for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp ( SMIC), according to data first obtained by Reuters and published by McCaul in October 2021.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has given its approval to release the latest data this week, but McCaul only released the $23 billion figure and not details on the number of licenses during Tuesday’s hearing. on the fight against Chinese aggression.


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