Frequently Asked Questions

900. Executive Order (E.O.) 13959, as amended, authorizes the imposition of certain sanctions on persons who operate or have operated in the surveillance technology sector of the economy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  For the purposes of E.O. 13959, as amended, how will OFAC target those who operate or have operated in this sector?  

Answer

Pursuant to E.O. 13959, as amended, OFAC expects to use its discretion to target, in particular, persons whose operations include or support, or have included or supported, (1) surveillance of persons by Chinese technology companies that occurs outside of the PRC; or (2) the development, marketing, sale, or export of Chinese surveillance technology that is, was, or can be used for surveillance of religious or ethnic minorities or to otherwise facilitate repression or serious human rights abuse.

Date Released
June 3, 2021