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Netherlands To Introduce Rules To Restrict Semiconductor Export

Reuters reporting that the Dutch government is, "set to inform parliament as soon as Wednesday that it plans to draft additional rules restricting exports of semiconductor technology to protect national security."
  • Reuters: "The move follows months of discussions between the Netherlands, the U.S. and Japan, in which Washington has tried to get allies to adopt similar restrictions to those it introduced in October..."
  • The measures will apply to Dutch chip giant ASML and likely closely mirror the US export controls designed to restrict China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology to slow China's advance in high tech like AI, supercomputing, and military applications like hypersonic missiles.
  • Gerrit van der Wees, a former Dutch diplomat, wrote in the Diplomat last month: "It is... in ASML’s own interest to change course quickly, to stop daydreaming about the Chinese market, and to focus much more on building an ecosystem for chip production in countries that do pursue mutual interests, observe the international rules of the game, and are committed to peace, security and human rights in the world."

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