The Netherlands government will announce a plan to limit the export of semiconductor technology, according to sources

According to three sources familiar with the situation, the Dutch government is expected to inform parliament as soon as Wednesday that it intends to develop further laws banning the export of semiconductor technology in order to safeguard national security.

The decision was made as a result of months of negotiations between the Netherlands, the United States, and Japan, during which Washington sought to persuade allies to adopt restrictions similar to those it enacted in October to impede China’s ability to produce semiconductors and to retard its military development.

The policy declaration, which will be made public once the Dutch Parliament is informed, is not anticipated to include technical information about the technology that would be prohibited or mention China, a significant Dutch trading partner.

The new regulations will eventually allow export restrictions on some advanced lithography tools produced by ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) NV, a significant supplier to semiconductor manufacturers and Europe’s largest technology company. Dutch Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher is anticipated to discuss these restrictions in interviews.


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