Following the US Department of Commerce embargo against DJI, the company issued a press release stating that US residents could still purchase and use drones and other products of the company. Yesterday, the US Department of Commerce announced in an unexpected announcement that DJI has been blacklisted by the Department of Entity List and that US companies are not allowed to share their technologies with DJI.
The Commerce Department said in a statement that it had two reasons for boycotting DJI: Illegal collection Genetic data; ۲. Analyzing or illegally monitoring various locations. The Commerce Department says DJI’s actions have led to widespread human rights abuses in China. Some time ago, a report was published claiming that DJI had given China drones to be used by the country to monitor Muslim detention centers in the region. Xinjiang use.
In this regard, DJI recently released a new statement to the media, saying that it is disappointed with the decision of the US Department of Commerce, and despite its name being included in the Entity List, US residents can continue to buy and use DJI products as usual. DJI says it is committed to producing the most innovative products in the UAV industry; Products that define DJI and bring benefits to the world. DJI has not yet said what negative effects the inclusion of its name on the US Department of Commerce Entity List will have for the company.
The DJI sanctions mechanism is similar to the one used by the Commerce Department to sanction Huawei, Bloomberg News reported in a special report. This means that American companies are not allowed to submit their technologies to DJI for the production of UAVs. Keep in mind, however, that the Department of Commerce has said that items used to identify and treat infectious diseases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. DJI not only sells the product to regular users; It is also associated with various institutions and companies; Because it is the market leader in the field of UAV production and is very far from its competitors.
This is not the first time the US government has become sensitive to drones and has sought to restrict access to them. The United States is deeply concerned about drones, and now places DJI on the Commerce Department’s blacklist, making the company a threat to national security.
The US Department of Justice announced a few months ago that it would be prohibited to purchase foreign drones produced with the funding of government agencies. Needless to say, this rule also applies to DJI. In addition, the US Department of the Interior announced that it was withdrawing its fleet of drones for further investigation. DJI has repeatedly responded to American allegations, saying the allegations are baseless.