The US has published a rule change that imposes new restrictions on the supply of certain integrated circuits, telecommunications equipment, radars, high-end computers and other items to Ukraine, Russia, Venezuela, and China. About this reported to Reuters.
Foreign companies shipping certain American goods to China must now seek approval not only from their governments, but also from the United States.
“It is important to consider the implications of doing business with countries that have a history of redirecting goods purchased from US companies for military purposes” - commented US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Some organizations in China, Russia and Venezuela have tried to bypass American export controls and undermine American interests in general, so we will remain vigilant to ensure that American technology does not fall into the wrong hands.
The regulation will require US companies to license licenses to sell certain items to military organizations, even if they are for civilian use, and will remove the exception to export certain US technology without a license that is intended for other countries and is not used for military purposes. p>
The new rules come as relations between the United States and China deteriorate amid the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. The US president on Monday again accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus and did not rule out the possibility of demanding multi-billion dollar compensation for the damage caused.
The rules, which will be published on Tuesday in the US Federal Register, are unlikely to seriously affect the economies of Ukraine or Russia, but may harm the semiconductor industry in the PRC and sales of parts and components for civil aviation in China.
Experts say the Trump administration's decision will affect procurement by organizations like the People's Liberation Army of China, which engage in civilian activities such as helping hospital workers.