From 13 to 17 October 2020, the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) deliberated on the third review draft (草案三次审议稿) of China’s Export Control Law (“ECL”) before its final passage into law on 17 October 2020. The ECL will come into effect on 1 December 2020. This is the first comprehensive and consolidated export control law in China. Prior to the law’s enactment, export controls were imposed via…

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