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Enhancing Global Market Access

SEMI stands for free trade, open markets and the protection of intellectual property. Our industry enables the $2.0 trillion electronics market and depends on free trade throughout the global supply chain. Trade has been central to technology development and is the key to further innovation.

For nearly 50 years, SEMI has advocated for free trade, open markets and the protection of intellectual property. SEMI is well-positioned to work with policymakers to support reasonable trade policies for the industries continued growth and contributions to a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.  

Specific policy positions:

  • Support Phase 2 negotiations with China to protect intellectual property (IP) and level the playing field for U.S. semiconductor device, equipment and materials providers.
  • Support negotiations with the European Union, the United Kingdom, India and ASEAN members to ensure non-discriminatory market access for semiconductor products, enhance IP and trade secret protections, harmonize standards and enable the free flow of cross-border data.
  • reduce or eliminate tariffs that impact semiconductor devices, equipment, components and materials related to U.S. Section 301 actions against China, and oppose tariff actions against those products from the European Union (EU).

Read SEMI-USTR comment letter concerning U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Case

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SEMI Trade Perspectives

2019 in Review – A Transformational Year for SEMI Global Advocacy
January 7, 2020 - While no one organization can resolve current global trade issues, SEMI did exert its influence effectively on behalf of its members.

SEMI Supports Timely Ratification of the USMCA
December 12, 2019 - SEMI welcomes final passage of the USMCA and the critical certainty it will bring to trade rules within North America going forward.

SEMI, 600 Other Companies Urge Trump Administration to Resolve US-Sino Trade Dispute
June 13, 2019 – SEMI, with 660 other companies and associations, urged the Trump Administration in a letter not to escalate its trade disputer with China by imposing new tariffs and to negotiate a resolution.