Date AnnouncedDec. 15, 2020
Among other economic and business sanctions, DOS imposes sanctions prohibiting Chinese businesspeople associated with several companies from obtaining visas or entering the U.S.
Relevant language states: "Where the Secretary of State elects the sanction under Section 4(e) of EO 13846 the Secretary of State shall deny a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall exclude from the United States, any alien that the Secretary of State determines is a corporate officer or principal of, or a shareholder with a controlling interest in, a sanctioned person subject to this action."
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Effective Date of ChangeSept. 25, 2019
We are imposing sanctions on certain Chinese firms for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran, including knowledge of sanctionable conduct, contrary to U.S. sanctions. This is one of the largest sanctions actions the United States has taken against entities and individuals identified as transporting Iranian oil since our sanctions were re-imposed in November 2018.The United States Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Companies for Transporting Iranian Oil