Paul van Gerven
3 September 2020

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.

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“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.”