By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US Commerce Dept imposes export controls on SMIC

It has been reported that the US Commerce Department has written to US computer chip companies to advise that exports of US-origin software and chip-making equipment to China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and its subsidiaries will be subject to military end use licensing requirements. According to the letter, such exports “may pose an unacceptable risk of diversion to a …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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