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Global Times: Biden Administration Extends China Chip Export Restrictions to Macau

Global Times recently reported that the United States has further tightened export controls on Chinese chips and chip manufacturing equipment, and has further extended the restrictive policies imposed on Mainland China to Macau. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce published an “interim final rule” in the Federal Register, saying that the control measures announced in October last year also apply to the Macau Special Administrative Region. The announcement claimed that the restricted exports of chips and chip manufacturing equipment may be transshipped from Macau to other places in Mainland China, so the new measures include Macau in the scope of export restrictions. After the implementation of the measure, U.S. companies will need to obtain a license to export to Macau. Last October, without any prior warning, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed the most extensive restrictions on chip-related exports to China in history. In addition to prohibiting the export of advanced chips, technology and equipment, it also prohibits “Americans” from supporting the “development or production’ of advanced chips in Chinese companies without permission.”

Source: Global Times, January 18, 2023