Citing several people familiar with the matter, Reuters said the administration of US President Joe Biden is considering plans to expand restrictions on US shipments of semiconductors and chip-making tools to China next month.
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“The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on restrictions announced earlier this year in letters to three US companies – KLA Corp, Lam Research Corp and Applied Materials Inc.”
“The regulations would likely include additional actions against China. The restrictions could also be changed and the rules published later than expected.”
A senior trade official said: “As a general rule, we are looking to codify any restrictions that are in the informed letters with the regulatory change.”
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