US Cracks Down on Tech Exports to China - Amanda DeBusk, Former US Commerce Department Official
The prospect of U.S.-China decoupling is looking more probable by the day as the Trump administration ramps up its controls on exports of sensitive technology to China. In this episode, Amanda DeBusk discusses the impact of new U.S. controls on Hong Kong, China’s military-civilian fusion, fears surrounding Chinese involvement in core U.S. infrastructure, and much more.
Amanda DeBusk is chair of Dechert’s global International Trade and Government Regulation practice based in Washington D.C. Her practice focuses on the enforcement of export controls and trade compliance. She was U.S. Commerce Department assistant secretary for Export Enforcement from 1997 to 2001.
The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast discussing China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective. Hosted by Vincent Chow, a reporter at China Law & Practice.
01:21 Summary of new U.S. export rules and which industries they affect
05:28 U.S. rescinding its deference to allies; implications for Hong Kong
07:24 Removal of civilian exemption, China's military-civilian fusion
09:55 Expanded prohibition on exports to Chinese military
12:33 Difficulty of securing export licenses for China
14:09 Impact on U.S. exporters and Chinese importers
15:50 Further restrictions on the horizon including De Minimis expansion
18:22 Scrutiny of Chinese involvement in core infrastructure in the U.S.
21:00 Concerns of possible reciprocal actions from the Chinese government