As a result of their involvement in Pakistan's nuclear program, Russia's military or defense industrial base, or their supply of Iranian electronics industry, 24 companies and other entities were placed by the Biden administration on an export control list on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
These businesses include Kraftway Corporation, which describes itself as one of the top Russian IT companies, and Fiber Optic Solutions, a company from Latvia that manufactures fiber optic gyroscopes and other equipment. According to the business, it manufactures and distributes a wide variety of IT solutions.
Based on the Commerce Department, the organizations, which include offices in Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, and Switzerland, were added due to concerns about American national security and foreign policy.
Russian Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computing, Fibersense, and scientific media corporation Optolin are also included on the list. Russian Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computing, Fibersense, and scientific media corporation Optolin are also included on the list.
The Pardazan System Namad Arman (PASNA) electronics company from Iran was sanctioned by the US Treasury in 2018; the Commerce Department additionally added four trade and supply companies in Singapore for providing or attempting to supply it.
Ten additional companies in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have been added by the Biden administration because they are involved in Pakistan's "nuclear activities and missile proliferation-related activities" or pose unacceptable risks of using or diverting materials for those activities.
Since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February, the U.S. has aggressively used export controls and the entity list to punish businesses for their support of the Russian military and to stop the flow of Western technology to Russia. Before shipping to businesses added to the list, US product suppliers must apply for a unique, challenging license.
All of the companies were unavailable for comment.
In June, the U.S.and its allies deny Russia access to technology after its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Commerce Department put five Chinese companies on an export blacklist. Prior to Russia's invasion on February 24, authorities from the Department of Commerce claimed that the corporations had provided goods to Russian entities of concern and "continue to contract to supply" sanctioned Russian entities. They didn't go into specifics about the technologies used.
According to national security adviser Jake Sullivan, the United States' top objective with regard to China in the context of the conflict in Ukraine is to prevent China from arming Russia militarily.