Reuters: U.S. encirclement weakens, plans to relax restrictions on Chinese-made chips | Anue tycoon-US stocks

Reuters reported on Tuesday (6th) that under pressure from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. senators relaxed a proposal to ban the U.S. government and contractors from using any chips made in China.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator John Cornyn introduced a bill in September that would require U.S. federal agencies and their contractors to stop using chips made by SMIC and Yangtze River Delta. Memory chips for storage and Changxin storage.

U.S. senators have eased a proposal to bar the U.S. government and contractors from using any chips made in China (Photo: SMIC)

The proposal, introduced as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is expected to be approved by the Senate and House of Representatives in December.

However, “Reuters” reported on Tuesday that the latest amendment no longer restricts contractors from “using” chips produced by Chinese companies, and the grace period for the law to take effect has also been changed from the previous “immediately or 2 years” to “5 years”. “, and the final text is expected to be finalized this week.

The reason for such a shift is mainly driven by pressure from the American Chamber of Commerce.

The NDAA is an annual bill that formulates policies for the Department of Defense. As one of the major pieces of legislation that must be passed by the U.S. Congress every year, the details of the NDAA have attracted the attention of various industries and interest groups, and the proposal was strongly opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that since Chinese-made chips are almost ubiquitous, and these chips are usually not printed with the manufacturer’s name, it is difficult to identify, which will increase the cost of American companies.


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