Dutch to curb chip tech exports for ‘security’ reasons

AMSTERDAM (AFP): The Dutch government announced new export restrictions Wednesday on technology to make computer chips, following pressure from the United States to restrict Chinese access to the technology.

“The government has come to the conclusion that it is necessary for international and national security to expand the existing export control of specific semiconductor production equipment,” Dutch Foreign Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher said in a letter to parliament.