893. Do the prohibitions in Executive Order 13959, as amended (E.O. 13959), apply with respect to Luokung Technology Corp.?Answer
On March 9, 2021, the Secretary of Defense listed Luokung Technology Corp. (“Luokung”), pursuant to section 4(a)(ii) of E.O. 13959. On May 5, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order in Luokung Technology Corp. v. Department of Defense (Case No. 1:21-cv-00583-RC) preliminarily enjoining the implementation and enforcement of the E.O. 13959 prohibitions against Luokung. Consequently, the prohibitions in E.O. 13959 do not apply with respect to Luokung pending further order of the Court.
The same thing happened to Xiaomi some time ago…