US Poised for Dutch, Japanese Help on China Chip Crackdown

(Bloomberg) -- The Netherlands and Japan, home to key suppliers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, are close to joining a Biden administration-led effort to restrict

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according to people familiar with the matter. Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida, and the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, discussed their plans with US President

Joe Biden at the White House earlier this month. “I’m fairly confident that we will get there,” Rutte said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg News on the sidelines of

the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The Hague and Tokyo likely won’t go as far as Washington’s restrictions, which not only limit exports of American-made

machinery but also impede US citizens from working with Chinese chipmakers. Even so, Beijing may find itself even more cut off from either the technology or know-how it needs to

build the most advanced kinds of semiconductors once all three countries act.