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Dutch Government Plans To Restrict Chip Tech Exports

 |  March 8, 2023

On Wednesday, a TikTok spokesperson confirmed that the company will begin storing European user data locally in 2021. In addition, two new data centers are planned to be opened soon – one in Ireland and one in Hamar, Norway – which will be operated by an external partner. The migration of data processing activities is expected to be completed by 2024.

The Dutch are taking initial steps to respond to US pressure by introducing regulations regarding the technology it exports to China. This is one of the first official indications of progress in this area.

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After months of discussions between the Netherlands, the US, and Japan, Washington is trying to persuade allies to abide by restrictions similar to those it instituted in October. This is to impede China’s production of semiconductors and hamper its military progression.

In January, countries agreed on a high-level agreement. However, the Dutch government stated that they would not adopt US rules and Prime Minister Mark Rutte remains uncertain if new rules will be put in place.