The entire semiconductor industry sought the new U.S. Presidential administration’s audience in the reassessment of the previous president’s export control policy.
On Monday, a letter was sent to the office of the U.S. Commerce Department, urging the forthcoming representative of the office, Gina Raimondo, to be lenient with its regulations for controlling the business transaction between the Chinese and the Americans — specifically on matters that concern the handling national security with technology.
The previous U.S. presidential administration imposed a unilateral export control policy that tarnished good business relationship among technical traders. Globally, SEMI manufacturers expressed their concerns in unison about the irrelevancy of Trump’s biased rules.
The US-based technology exporters are at the brink of facing the consequences — of being excluded from getting access to the SEMI equipment from other foreign tech traders.
Ajit Manocha, the President of SEMI, is among the individuals who issued the U.S. Commerce Department’s letter. He encouraged Gina Raimondo administration to maintain the established alliance with other international tech companies prior to Trump’s administration, which controls the global semiconductor market to compete fairly with the Americans.
Manocha said, “Multi-lateral controls – where all major producing nations control items of concern – create a level playing field, maximize effectiveness, and minimize harm to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.”
Manocha also stated that international tech companies are busy transacting with other foreign companies without the U.S. government policies interfering. However, the U.S. Commerce Department is still yet to comment on Manocha’s consent to international tech trading affairs.
Additionally, Manocha’s letter highlighted a series of faulted actions the previous U.S. presidential administration enacted into law. He noted that Trump did not comply with the due process in enacting his policy — appropriate policy review documentation was neglected, which was the initial factor that flopped the U.S. technology industry.
For instance, the U.S. government sanctioned the China’s largest tech company, Huawei Technologies, for it fears of being a threat to its national safety. This action escalated and encouraged other foreign entities to restrain from associating with Huawei.
Huawei has a renowned reputation as the sole manufacturer of standardized chips and global supplier. Those who ceased demanding tech semiconductors from the Chinese tech company have encountered a lack of tech pieces of equipment and other tech chips to further technology-based production.
The president of SEMI, also referenced the newly elected U.S. President, Joe Biden, to immediately intervene in licensing applications rather than let them pile up — he noted that backlogged issues only represent signs that the new U.S. presidential administration will follow Trump’s lead.
Remember, in the wake of Trump’s administration issuing sanctions to several Chinese companies. It was effectively enacted because they had ties with China’s military — Manocha’s consent is based on the U.S. enacting Policies without its industry’s consent.
In unison, tech companies claimed that the U.S. government consorted with other European countries as-well-as other Asian countries that influence world trade such as, Germany, Japan, U.K., South Korea, and the Netherlands to sanction the entire Chinese tech industry. In contrast, the Chinese economy happens to experience developmental growth which poses a threat to other leading countries.