Chinese drone maker DJI has been added to a “ blacklist ” by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making trading with U.S. companies more difficult. Who pays DroneDJ after a ministry press conference.
This is the so-called “entity list” of the US Department. The companies on this list are, according to the United States, potential risks that cannot be traded like this. The new version of the list of companies will be made public on December 20.
Chinese phone maker Huawei has already been added to the entity list. Since then, this company is no longer authorized to use the full version of the Android operating system and its chips with American technology are prohibited from access.
According to the ministry, DJI was added for human rights violations. No example was given, but the company’s drones were likely used to monitor prosecutions against Uyghurs, for example.
The addition will no longer allow DJI to use technology from US companies, but the exact consequences of this are not yet clear. The company has yet to share parts of their drones and other gadgets with the Americans.
Consequences also in the Netherlands
The decision also affects devices sold in the Netherlands and other countries. This happened earlier at Huawei, whose phones must also use suitable software in our country.
Besides DJI, chipmaker SMIC was also added to the list. This company manufactures parts on behalf of major processor manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Broadcom.