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Export Controls

What’s in the Commerce Department’s Recent Export Controls on Technology Bound for China?

The Commerce Department’s Oct. 7 export controls aim to restrict China’s access to advanced semiconductors, supercomputers, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to prevent the Chinese government from using these items for weapons of mass destruction, military modernization, and surveillance.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

What the Biden Administration Gets Right and Wrong on ICT in the New Supply Chain Executive Order

On Feb. 24, President Biden signed an executive order titled “America’s Supply Chains,” outlining a process for the United States to identify and mitigate the risks and challenges it faces in a series of critical supply chains, including that of information and communications technology (ICT).

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