“In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to improve the display and readability of the list of Validated End-Users (VEU) and their respective eligible items and destinations; revise the existing VEU listing for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to add one end-user, Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Ltd. (HHGrace); remove two end-users, Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC) and Shanghai Huahong NEC Electronics Company, Ltd. (HHNEC); and update the list of eligible items for CSMC Technologies Corporation (CSMC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR to remove GSMC and HHNEC as a result of the merger of the two companies to create HHGrace, which is being added as a VEU. With this rule, exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to three facilities of HHGrace are now authorized under Authorization VEU. In addition, BIS is updating CSMC’s list of eligible items in Supplement No. 7 to part 748. These actions are not being taken in response to activities of concern. Rather, the actions are being taken at the companies’ request.”

78 FR 32981-88
Published 06-03-2013