U.S. to reconsider high-tech trade barriers
May 3, 2012
Quoted: John P. Holdren, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as assistant to the president for science and technology and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Topic: High-technology export regulations
“The White House is reconsidering the trade barriers it has put up before exports of advanced technology to China, a US official said on Wednesday.
‘As you know, we are reviewing our high-technology export regulations,’ said John Holdren, US assistant to the president for science and technology.
‘Certainly, I hope some of those changes will address some of the concerns that our colleagues in China have had, but this is a complicated domain. Where the technologies are judged to be relevant to national defense, those prescriptions will continue. But we hope that in other domains, there will be changes that will benefit China.’”