Dear Business Partner:
ZTE believes that export compliance is conducive to our sustainable business development. This newsletter describes some of the major efforts we have made in 2022 to ensure export control compliance. We believe these compliance building initiatives will help manage export control compliance risks and promote the sound development of our business relationship.
Firstly, in terms of the response to the external regulatory changes, ZTE always keeps up with the regulatory changes regarding export control rules due to the changing regional situation, and we would rapidly analyze the impact and implement targeted measures to ensure the business operation always complies with the latest regulatory requirements. For example, regarding the new export controls targeting China’s semiconductor sectors issued in October 2022, we closely tracked the changes, quickly analyzed the sweeping set of rules, and formulated the corresponding management and control. We also communicated closely with our partners regarding the rules and impacts to ensure our stable business cooperation. In terms of building the internal rule system, we continued to build the joint-action mechanism for updating the internal rule system centered around the export control compliance manuals. We have updated the Corporate-Level Manual and BU-Level Manuals for export control compliance, completed the annual revision of the existing ZTE subsidiary's export control compliance Manuals, we also provided guidance for additional subsidiaries on how to compile the manuals. We optimized the export control compliance control points to ensure the Company's business is carried out steadily under clear and definite rules.
Secondly, in terms of building the export control compliance management and control system, we continued to expand the scope of the system management and control. We incorporated more business screening scenarios into the scope of SAP GTS screening, such as screening the employees of the channel partners, which not only improves the Company’s risk control capability but also greatly improve the control efficiency. To further improve the convenience for the users and the efficiency of screening, we have upgraded the screening function to allow entering both English and Chinese names of an organization to be screened, and realized the function to automatically convert Chinese individual names into Chinese phonetic alphabet on mobile terminals, which helps improve the business efficiency. We launched the military end-user systematic management and control solution, which supports the automatic screening against sales, delivery and other business documents to effectively control the compliance risks related to MEU parties. For the self-developed compliance screening system ECSS, we continued to improve its usability and the degree of automation to enhance the functions of ECSS. In addition, we have deployed and implemented ECSS in additional 3 subsidiaries of ZTE, bringing the cumulative number of ECSS-implemented subsidiaries to date to 7. ZTE continued to help subsidiaries achieve systematic management and control for export control compliance and improve their compliance governance capabilities.
Finally, in terms of monitorship cooperation, the term of the Monitor ended smoothly in March 2022. At the same time, we continued to collaborate well with the Special Compliance Coordinator (SCC), and organized exchanges between the senior management of ZTE and the SCC regarding the SCC annual audits and the regulatory changes. Through these communications, we actively demonstrated the Company’s progress in terms of the compliance program to the SCC, and made quick and professional responses to the concerns of the SCC, to improve the mutual trust in the monitorship cooperation. The SCC has also observed ZTE’s compliance efforts and many positive developments.
Strive for success. Looking forward to 2023, ZTE will step into a new stage of development. We will continue to deepen the building of the Company's export control compliance system, continue to improve the systematic control to reduce compliance risks, and ensure our stable and healthy business cooperation.
Chief Export Compliance Officer
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