In latest US-China chip war salvo, Netherlands moves to restrict key exports
09 March 2023 | 1:45 pm
In a letter to the Dutch parliament, the country's trade minister has said exporters of chip technology will have to ask for licences to do business abroad, citing concerns over international security. The Netherlands is home to one of the leaders in chipmaking equipment, ASML.
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