Executive Order Ends Special Treatment for Hong Kong and Expands Sanctions

A Hong Kong Flag flies with a black and white city in the background.

On July 14, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that ends preferential treatment for Hong Kong under provisions of the Export Control Reform Act and the Arms Export Control Act. This executive order also expands export restrictions, revoking all license exceptions for exports to Hong Kong for items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which provide “differential treatment compared to…

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