In order to safeguard national security, the Netherlands government will impose limitations on the sale of the nation’s “most advanced” microprocessor technology. This action follows one taken by the US.
It will feature goods from ASML, a significant company in the worldwide semiconductor supply chain and a maker of chip equipment.
China has filed a formal complaint about the action in response.
The Netherlands should not “follow the abuse of export control measures by certain nations,” it hoped.
China has frequently referred to the US as a “tech hegemony” in response to export restrictions put in place by Washington.
The US and China are embroiled in a nasty trade war over semiconductors, which power everything from mobile phones to military weapons.
Mao Ning, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, claimed the Netherlands