Washington has blacklisted 27 foreign entities for export control over national security concerns.
According to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, the list includes 12 entities from China, as well as Pakistan, Singapore, and Japan.
It also includes one entity based in Russia.
In a statement Wednesday, the bureau said the entities have been determined by the U.S. government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the U.S.
It explained that eight Chinese entities were blacklisted for their participation in the military modernization of the People's Liberation Army, seeking to acquire U.S.-origin items for military application.
It will also restrict exports to Chinese producers of electronics that support the modernization efforts of China's military.
It also explained that three affiliates of China's Corad Technology Limited, an entity that has been blacklisted in 2009, were included, for their role in selling technology from U.S. and other Western countries to Iran's military and space programs.
They're also known to have cooperated with North Korean front companies.
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology was added for its production of military products for a military end-user.
The other entities were designated for their participation in Pakistan's ballistic missile program and unsafeguarded nuclear activities.
While export, re-export and in-country transfer to these entities will be banned, the entities will also be subject to license denials.
The Department of Commerce says these measures will prevent the diversion of American technologies to China and Russia's militaries, highlighting that they will be effectively used to protect U.S. national security.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.