China sues the United States to the WTO over chip export restrictions, claiming that regulations threaten the stability of the global supply chain
the World Trade Organization (WTO), an international organization aimed at promoting free trade.
The United States, which is deepening its political conflict with China, is tightening restrictions on chip exports to China, citing 'security concerns.' In response, China sued the United States to
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As the conflict between the United States and China, which compete for the position of the world's largest economic power, is intensifying, the United States is tightening export controls on high-performance semiconductors used in AI, etc. In October, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and related goods In addition to export controls, the company has issued an interim final rule (IFR) that regulates support for semiconductor development and production in China. The U.S. Department of Commerce claims that the series of regulations is 'to protect America's national security and foreign policy interests.' In addition, the Netherlands and Japan, which are major exporters of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, are also showing a willingness to cooperate with the United States on export restrictions on China.
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In response, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs severely criticized, ``The US move is an abuse of epidemic prevention measures aimed at maintaining their technological hegemony.'' In addition, the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) said, ``The US government's move is arbitrary and discriminatory,'' claiming that unilateral measures would damage the supply chain.
The United States is cracking down on semiconductor exports to China due to the suspicion that ``China will develop weapons and decipher code using AI and supercomputers''-GIGAZINE
On December 13, it was revealed that China's Ministry of Commerce had filed a lawsuit against the United States at the WTO over chip export restrictions. 'China is taking legal action within the WTO framework as a necessary way to address our concerns and protect its legitimate interests,' China's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement. In addition, China's Ministry of Commerce said that in recent years, the United States has expanded the concept of national security and abused export control measures to hinder normal international trade in semiconductors and other products, and the stability of the world's industrial supply chains. claimed to be threatening
A spokeswoman for the Office of the US Trade Representative confirmed that China had asked to discuss semiconductor export controls. It added, 'As we have already communicated to China, these targeted actions are related to national security. The WTO is not the proper forum for discussing issues related to national security.' He said that filing a lawsuit against the WTO about semiconductor export restrictions is out of the question.
The lawsuit comes days after the WTO's Dispute Settlement Subcommittee ruled that US steel and aluminum tariffs were in violation of the WTO Agreement , and Norway, a major aluminum producer, was granted a complaint. I was. In response, the United States ``strongly rejects the erroneous interpretation and conclusion''.
The WTO dispute settlement system is a two-tier system, and if you are dissatisfied with the ruling by the subcommittee, you can appeal to the Appellate Body. , is in an outage state . Ben Kostrzewa, an expert on US-China relations, said the lawsuit is unlikely to produce legal effect unless the Appellate Body begins work.
In addition, China is also planning to work on a $ 143 billion (about 19.4 trillion yen) support package to boost domestic semiconductor research and production in order to counter US chip export restrictions. The package will take the form of research and development subsidies and tax credits.
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