Paul van Gerven
3 September

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (Esia) has released a statement expressing concern that US export control measures “will have significant impact and bring disruption to the global semiconductor industry.” The statement follows a tightening of export controls announced on 17 August, designed to prevent attempts to circumvent restrictions on the sale of electronic components containing certain US software and technology.

“Esia understands it is the United States’ prerogative to ensure national security,” reads the statement. However, “export controls should be transparent and accountable to serve as tools of global non-proliferation and be multilateral to be effective for that purpose. Esia would welcome a discussion on export control measures between the US administration and international partners such as the European Union.”