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US Commerce Reviewing Chip Tech Export Restrictions on China

The US Commerce Department’s office in charge of export controls is reviewing its policies around limiting sales of chip-making technology to China to strengthen national security.

“We do have some cutoff points at the most sensitive, highest-tech semiconductors, and the tooling that would make those semiconductors, being allowed to be exported to China,” said Alan Estevez, the Commerce Department’s undersecretary for industry and security. “I am conducting a complete review over those policies within BIS right now,” he said, referring to the name of his bureau.