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SEMI Urges Exemption of U.S. Semiconductor Supply Chain Workers from New Visa Restrictions

On June 20, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) suspending the issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L visas for applicants residing outside of the United States without an active work permit. The order took effect today and will be in force...

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SEMI Warns Against New Unilateral U.S. Export Controls on Commercial Technology

For the past several months, U.S. Department of Commerce officials have been developing proposals to amend the foreign direct product rule to require a license for the use of U.S.-origin semiconductor manufacturing equipment or technology in...

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SEMI, 600 Other Companies Urge Trump Administration to Resolve US-Sino Trade Dispute

SEMI, with 660 other companies and associations, urged the Trump Administration in a letter today not to escalate its trade dispute with China by imposing new tariffs and to negotiate a resolution. The letter comes as the Office of the United...

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The Effects of the U.S. Midterm Elections – What Might We Expect?

With (most of) the election results in from the U.S. midterms, the expected Democratic takeover of the House and the Republican’s maintaining control of the Senate is now a reality. The day of the election, DC insiders expected that the House...

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U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Semiconductor Products, Proposes Additional Tariffs that Threaten Deeper Damage to the Industry

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), based on findings from its Section 301 investigation into China's trade practices, today announced a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion in Chinese goods including many products in the semiconductor supply chain.

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Despite Respite, U.S. Trade Tensions with China Heat Up

Hope springs eternal. And it was with collective open arms that many U.S. businesses welcomed the recent talks between U.S. and Chinese officials to resolve their trade differences and downplay the specter of a full-blown trade war. Treasury...

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SEMI Opposes Trade Tariffs Against China, Cites Damaging Impact to Chip Industry in U.S. Government Testimony

Testifying before a U.S. interagency panel weighing trade tariffs against China, Jonathan Davis, global vice president of industry advocacy at SEMI, yesterday called for the removal of more than 100 products from the list of tariffs proposed by...

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SEMI, 106 Other Associations Urge Caution by Congress, Trump Administration in Trade Tariffs Against China

SEMI and 106 other associations today joined forces to express deep concern to congressional leaders about the Trump Administration’s decision to use tariffs to address China’s unfair trade practices. In a letter from the collective to House Ways...

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