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2019 in Review – A Transformational Year for SEMI Global Advocacy

When we entered 2019, our priorities in SEMI Global Advocacy were crystal clear: Continue to advance our public policy priorities under the 4 T’s – Trade, Tax, Talent and Technology – and move toward a global reach. We raised SEMI’s profile on...

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Advocating Public Policies for Industry Growth

SEMI Europe’s advocacy team is a key force in influencing public policy in areas of strategic importance to the region’s semiconductor industry, making SEMICON Europa the ideal venue for addressing industry-shaping trends and enacting change on...

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Trade Dispute with China Deepens

The U.S. on September 1 will levy a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion (List 4) worth of Chinese goods that until now were exempt from duties, President Trump said today. The trade action makes good on the U.S. president’s commitment to impose the...

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The Wall, Political Gridlock and China: SEMI's Take on SOTU Address

For public policy lovers, civic-minded, engaged U.S. citizens, and people around the world interested in the U.S. President’s positions and priorities, the annual State of the Union address (SOTU) is “must-see TV.” This year, the anticipation and...

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SEMI Global Trade Seminars in China Focuses on Shifting U.S.-Sino Relations

Meeting Attended by More than 100 Tech Company Representatives

Over the past decade, China has become a central market for the semiconductor industry. China is now home to more than 30 percent of semiconductor end users worldwide. All...

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U.S. Announces Trade Talks with Japan, the EU, and UK; Action Will Benefit Semiconductor Industry

Last week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on instruction from President Trump, notified Congress that the administration intends to begin bilateral trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union (EU), and the United Kingdom

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SEMI Calls for Exclusion Process for Products in New China Tariff List

Last week, SEMI joined a coalition of business groups in calling for Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, to enact an exclusion process for the most recent tranche of tariffs on $200 billion in goods imported from China. 
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Amid U.S.-China Trade War, SEMI Urges International Cooperation in Shanghai Press Conference

Tensions between the U.S. and China have reached fever pitch as the Trump administration imposed higher tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods last Monday, adding to the $50 billion in goods hit with higher duties earlier this year. Bloomberg...

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SEMI Testifies Against Third Round of U.S. Tariffs Citing Damage to Semiconductor Supply Chain

In testimony today before a U.S. government interagency panel considering tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, SEMI called for the removal of nearly 100 tariff lines, all of which cover items critical to the semiconductor manufacturing...

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U.S. Imposes Second Round of Tariffs on Semiconductor Products – Squarely Hits Semiconductor Industry

U.S.-China Trade War Heats Up

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday released a 25 percent tariff on $16 billion in imports from China, including 29 tariff lines that represent the heart of the semiconductor industry. These tariff lines...

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