The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) controls the export of commodities and related technology whose widespread release could compromise U.S. national security. The Entity List is found in Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 744, Supp. No. 4). It includes the names of foreign persons, government organizations and companies that are subject to specific license requirements for the export of certain items. These specific license requirements are in addition to those requirements outlined within the Export Administration Regulations.
Any transaction with an individual, company or government organization listed on the Entity List is seen as a “red flag” by the U.S. government, meaning that the transaction should be monitored more carefully for illegal attempts at obtaining commodities or related technology with a military or proliferation application.