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China Enacts Export Control Law

October 19, 2020, Covington Alert

On October 17, 2020, China enacted an Export Control Law (“the Law”) that builds upon China’s existing export control regulations, which are scattered across multiple laws, administrative regulations, and rules and measures issued by various departments, with the goal of creating a unified export control system to promote China’s national security and interests and commitment to nonproliferation. While the Law sets out a framework for export controls in China, the Law leaves unanswered a number of key questions of how the system will work in practice, including how its provisions will apply outside of China.

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