ArmInfo.The US Department of Commerce included in its "black list" the Yerevan Telecommunication Research Institute and Markel CJSC. The corresponding decision was published on August 13 on the website of the official documents of the US government - the Federal Register.
In addition to two Armenian companies, 15 more entities from Russia, Belgium, Great Britain, Georgia, Canada, China and special administrative region of the PRC of Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands and the UAE are included on the list. From Washington's point of view, these entities are contrary to the national security interests of the United States. There are no other explanations for the restrictions that enter into force on August 14.
To note, the Yerevan Telecommunication Research Institute was founded in 1978 as a branch of Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Radio Communication and is specialized in the field of creation of the means and units of space communication. Since 1989 up to date it is independent company and carries out designing and manufacturing of units and systems of communication, radio-electronic equipment of various application and software. Today the company develops and realizes radio engineering devices with the expanded spectrum, TV- transmitters, communication equipment for conferences and meetings, SAW devices, hybrid- integrated microassemblies, functional devices and units of communication facilities, control - measuring complexes, advertising-information boards and etc.
As for "MARKEL" CJSC, it was founded in November 2000. The company develops and manufactures complex devices and special-purpose systems, as well as various mechanical and electromechanical products.