U.S. export controls historically have been focused on strategically significant American technologies that could strengthen the national security capabilities of U.S. adversaries. But the Trump administration has greatly broadened the use of export controls as tools to limit Chinese technological capabilities in a wide array of industries and applications, many with limited or no uses for national defense. Without careful, analytically based targeting, these controls run a real risk of shooting U.S. technology companies in the foot while achieving little or nothing as a means of holding back Chinese technological progress.
Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the risks of expanding export controls on U.S. technologies too far, and the strategic considerations involved in getting the balance right.
Read Kevin Wolf's testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on“Confronting Threats from China: Assessing Controls on Technology and Investment” here.