On February 9, iFLYTEK released a notice on applying to the U.S. Department of Commerce for exemption from the entity list for fulfilling social responsibility. The announcement said that since the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, the company has widely mobilized international partners around the world to urgently raise the medical materials needed to deal with the new coronavirus and fully support the prevention and control war on the front line.
To this end, iFLYTEK has commissioned the U.S. law firm to formally file a written exemption application to the U.S. Department of Commerce for the purchase of the above-mentioned materials for public donations in the United States, which involves so-called "entity list" restrictions.
On October 9, 2019, the US Department of Commerce officially listed iFLYTEK and other Chinese technology companies as the US government's export control entities. According to the entity list, U.S. exporters are not allowed to help listed companies acquire any items subject to this regulation without a license.