[Reuters]–US Commerce Secretary Lemond has warned Chinese companies that violate US export restrictions to Russia that they may stop supplying US-made equipment and software needed to manufacture their products.
He said in an interview with the New York Times (NYT), which was released on the 8th.
Lemond said that if semiconductor giant Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and other Chinese companies continue to provide semiconductors and other advanced technologies to Russia in contravention of US sanctions, the United States will “substantially” these companies. Can be closed.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US government has stepped up efforts to block Russia’s technology imports and has warned that it will add companies that violate export restrictions to Russia to the trade blacklist.
If it turns out that companies such as SMIC are exporting semiconductors to Russia, Lemond said, “(The US government) can effectively shut down SMIC because it will not be able to use US equipment or software. Because I will do it. “