(Reuters) – The United States has talked to its partners, including Japan and the Netherlands, to tighten chip-related exports to China, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday.
Bloomberg News mentioned The two countries have agreed in principle to join the US-led technology export control.
Aiming to cut China off from some semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with US equipment, the Biden administration, in a bid to slow Beijing’s technological and military advances, issued a series of restrictions in October.
Apart from some US equipment suppliers, Japan’s Tokyo Electron Co., Ltd (8035.T) and Dutch lithography specialist ASML Holding NV (ASML.AS)They are the two key players needed to make the sanctions effective, Bloomberg said, making their governments’ adoption of the restrictions a landmark.
Its report cited people familiar with the matter. She added that new restrictions may be announced in the coming weeks.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. A spokesman for the Dutch Foreign Ministry declined to comment.
Additional reporting by Yuvraj Malik in Bengaluru, Trevor Honeycutt and Nandita Bose in Washington; Edited by Chunak Dasgupta and Clarence Fernandez
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