With China’s DJI being formally added to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, many are wondering what’s in store for the drone market.
We’ve compiled a breakdown of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision, what it means for U.S. drone manufacturers and other drone industry leaders, and what our experts at Measure recommend regarding your company’s drone decisions.
The Decision: DJI Added to U.S. Entity List
According to the Federal Register, the decision to add DJI was made because of “…activities contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests” and more specifically, claims that the entity has enabled “wide-scale human rights abuses within China through abusive genetic collection and analysis or high-technology surveillance, and/or facilitated the export of items by China that aid repressive regimes around the world, contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests.”
Are DJI Drones Banned in the U.S.?
No. The decision to add DJI to the U.S. Entity List simply means DJI can no longer obtain U.S.-made tech to manufacture their drones. It does not prevent DJI products from being purchased or operated in the U.S. for any reason.