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Biden Wins Deal With Netherlands, Japan on China Chip Export Limit

  • Deal comes Friday after two days of talks in Washington
  • Netherlands to ban sales of some immersion lithography gear
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President Joe Biden’s administration secured an agreement with the Netherlands and Japan to restrict exports of some advanced chipmaking machinery to China in talks that concluded Friday in Washington, according to people familiar with the matter.

The agreement, aimed at undercutting Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic chip capabilities, would extend some export controls the US adopted in October to companies based in the two allied nations, including ASML Holding NV, Nikon Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd.