Effective June 30, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is suspending all license exceptions for exports to Hong Kong that provide differential treatment than those available to the Peoples Republic of China. Shipments of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, that are no longer eligible for a license exception that were on dock for loading, on lighter, laden aboard an exporting or transferring carrier, or en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport on June 30, 2020 for export to Hong Kong, reexport to Hong Kong, or transfer within Hong Kong, may proceed to their destination under previous license exception. Deemed export/reexport transactions involving Hong Kong persons previously authorized under a license exception prior to June 30, 2020 may continue to be authorized until August 28, 2020 after which a license will be required. Exporters, reexporters, or transferors (in-country) availing themselves of this 60 day savings clause must maintain documentation demonstrating that the Hong Kong recipient was hired and provided access to technology eligible for Hong Kong under part 740 prior to June 30, 2020.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Dept. of State, BIS