US chip ban on China frustrated: Netherlands refuses to copy EU and says it won’t follow US disengagement from China | blog post

In October, the US launched the toughest export ban on the semiconductor industry to date, expanding the scope of finished chip products and processing equipment that US-linked companies are banned from exporting for China, however, the ban has been specifically opposed by European allies.

“The US called for a ban on more chip equipment sales to China, and a boycott of the Netherlands.” Bloomberg reported on this topic on the 22nd that Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Schreiner Maher said on the same day. on the issue of selling semiconductor equipment to China, the Netherlands will protect its own economic interests. This is the second time in a week that she has expressed the attitude of the Dutch government on this issue. In an interview with Dutch media on the 18th, Schreinermacher stressed that the country will not “completely copy” US measures to limit chip exports to China, and will make its own assessment after consultations with the US States, Japan and other countries.

Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Schreiner Maher.

Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Schreiner Maher.

According to the analysis, the above statement by Dutch senior officials shows that the Netherlands is not willing to comply with Washington’s attempt to cut off China’s semiconductor technology supply. At the same time, the measures taken by the United States to contain China are also being questioned by its allies. EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borrell insisted in a debate in the European Parliament on the 22nd that the EU will not follow the strict policy adopted by the United States towards China. Chinese experts said that under the background that the current global economy is facing the risk of recession and that the Chinese and European economies are very complementary, European countries need to view China-EU economic and trade relations more rationally and pragmatic, which is in their essence. interests.

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