SIA Statement on Export Control Rules

Monday, Apr 27, 2020, 2:16pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—April 27, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement today from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to the modification of several items in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including military end-use (MEU) and license exceptions for civil end-users (CIV) and additional permissive re-exports (APR). SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. 

“While we understand military-civil fusion trends demand smart and targeted national security responses, we are concerned these broad rules will unnecessarily expand export controls for semiconductors and create further uncertainty for our industry during this time of unprecedented global economic turmoil. We are reviewing the rules and urge the administration to implement them in a manner that both protects U.S. national security and advances American semiconductor leadership.”

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – the tiny chips that enable modern technologies – power incredible products and services that have transformed our lives and our economy. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million workers in the United States, and U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $193 billion in 2019. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration, and key industry stakeholders around the world to encourage policies that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition. Learn more at