Trump Administration Considering Use of IEEPA To Restrict U.S. Technology Transfer to China

Recent reports suggest that the Administration may declare an emergency under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) to grant the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) authority to review transactions involving the transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property (IP) to foreign entities, even where there is no transfer of “control” as currently required under existing CFIUS regulations.  This executive action would follow a memorandum issued by President Trump directing the U.S. Government to propose possible restrictions on Chinese investment in U.S. companies due to concerns outlined by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in connection with its Section 301 investigation.  The potential CFIUS review of U.S. technology transfers to foreign entities would mirror one aspect of the pending Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (FIRRMA).

Follow Us

Grow Your Knowledge

Subscribe to

Join your industry peers who stay up-to-date with the latest electronics manufacturing news, innovative technology, and business data from around the globe.

Don't miss another post!

That's it, you're done!

Recent Videos

Share This