T-Platforms resumes US operations
T-Platforms, a developer of supercomputers and a supplier of a range of solutions and services for high-performance computing, has been removed from the US 'Entity List' of organisations allegedly acting contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.
The lifting of the restrictions applies not only to the company but also to its subsidiaries in Germany and Taiwan, allowing them to resume normal trade activities in compliance with all US export control requirements.
The restrictions were originally imposed by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce, on 8 March 2013. They prohibited high-tech vendors from selling certain types of products and components of US origin to T-Platforms, as well as goods carrying American intellectual property. In reality, the decision was interpreted by many manufacturers as a complete ban on the sale of products to T-Platforms.
The sanctions forced the company to suspend purchases of components, materials, and semiconductors adversely affecting production, sales, and system development was affected.
In August 2013, T-Platforms appealed to the Bureau, submitting proof that the company operates in compliance with all US export control requirements. The decision to remove T-platforms from the Entity List went into effect on 31 of December 2013.