On September 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (the MOFCOM) published the Regulations on Unreliable Entity List (Regulations), which became effective the same day.
Following its first announcement on May 31, 2019, the unreliable entities list (UEL) has attracted the attention the Chinese and non-Chinese media alike. Numerous questions were raised about the UEL’s implication and implementation. The Regulations attempt to address these questions. The MOFCOM has yet to name any unreliable entity.