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US Official Sees Curbs on Exports to Russia as Template for China

  • Momentum from work on Russia can be used to counter Beijing
  • Estevez calls himself chief US technology protection officer
Alan Estevez

Alan Estevez

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The US’s successful collaboration with 37 other nations that’s driven down exports to Russia serves as a blueprint for a new regime on tackling threats from China, the head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security said. 

Washington has imposed a wave of restrictions on exports to Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February, cutting President Vladimir Putin off from the majority of the technology needed to sustain the war. Countries joining the US in instituting the controls have included Japan, Australia, and European Union members.