​China restricts drone, supercomputer exports to protect national security: Ministry of Commerce

By Park Sae-jin Posted : August 12, 2015, 16:48 Updated : August 12, 2015, 16:48
China's restriction on drone and supercomputer exports is intended to protect national security and strengthen export controls on sensitive items, said a spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday.

Including drones and high-performance computers in export controls will help provide a safe trade environment for companies, promote healthy development of the industries and better fulfill international obligations, said MOC spokesman ShenDanyang in a press conference.

Under the new rule announced by the MOC and the General Administration of Customs, starting from Aug. 15, companies that make certain drones and computers specified on the MOC website will have to register with commerce authorities and obtain a license before exporting them.

The items include drones capable of flight for longer than an hour.

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