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Export controls on semiconductor devices, manufacturing equipment, materials, software and related technologies should be narrowly tailored to specific national security concerns and applied multilaterally to minimize global market distortions. Unilateral U.S. export restrictions in the face of foreign availability of interchangeable goods from non-U.S. sources harm companies with operations in the United States, without effectively restricting such items to end users of concern. Moreover, proposed changes to export control regulations should strive to provide industry stakeholders the opportunity to provide comments before they take effect.

Recent regulations to significantly expand the scope of items subject to the EAR and expand unilateral controls over most semiconductor equipment and design software, as well as some semiconductor devices, materials and technology, have the potential to result in significant negative impacts to the semiconductor industry and the broader technology sector that relies on predictable access to semiconductors.

Recent U.S. Export Control Position Papers

April 6 SEMI Comments on Supply Chain Issues

January 2021 Letter from SEMI to Secretary-Designate Raimondo

November 2020 Comments from SEMI on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Identification and Review of Controls for Certain Foundational Technologies  Read the Blog Post

July 2020 SEMI Comments on the Interim-Final Rule Amending General Prohibition Three (FDPR) and the Entity List

June 2020 Comments on Additional Permissive Reexports (APR)

April 2020 Letter to President Trump

February 2020 Letter to President Trump

December 2019 Multi-Association Letter to Secretary Ross Letter

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