15 July 2016
List of Mainland Chinese Validated End-Users for High-Tech Exports Modified
BIS has issued a final rule removing one item (ECCN 4D002, which is no longer listed on the Commerce Control List) from the list of those that may be exported, re-exported or transferred (in country) to Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in mainland China under authorisation validated end-user. This rule also removes an existing facility from the list of eligible AMD destinations and adds a building to an existing address at one of AMD’s already approved facilities.
Authorisation VEU is a mechanism to facilitate increased high-technology exports to companies in mainland China and India that have a verifiable record of civilian end-uses for such items. End-users qualified as VEUs are eligible to receive a wide range of specified items on the Commerce Control List under this general authorisation instead of under individual transaction-specific export licences. Eligible items may include commodities, software and technology, except those controlled for missile technology or crime control reasons.
The initial BIS list of approved VEUs was issued in October 2007 and included only five companies. That list has been gradually expanded and currently includes 12 authorised companies and 46 eligible facilities. The authorised VEUs are Advanced Micro Devices China Inc., Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. China, Applied Materials (China) Inc., Boeing Tianjin Composites Co. Ltd., CSMC Technologies Corporation, Intel Semiconductor (Dalian) Ltd., Lam Research Service Co. Ltd., Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd., Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation Ltd., SK hynix Semiconductor (China) Ltd. and SK hynix Semiconductor (Wuxi) Ltd.