Taiwan states that it will respect U.S. law in response to requests for chip information

Taipei — Taiwan respects U.S. commercial law and regulations, but when Taiwanese companies receive “unreasonable demands”, they help Taiwanese companies and pressure the U.S. to provide them with information about the semiconductor crisis. Later, the government said on Thursday.

Last week, the White House urged automakers and chip companies to take the lead in resolving the chip shortage that forced them to cut US car production.

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said that voluntary requests for information within 45 days regarding the chip crisis would increase the transparency of the supply chain, and if the company did not respond to the voluntary request, “the toolbox will provide data. There are other tools that require. “

The Ministry of Economy of Taiwan said that in response to the demand for information in the United States, the current practice is for companies to voluntarily provide information, not just for companies outside the United States. Taiwan is a major semiconductor manufacturer.

The ministry, led by Minister Wang Mika, added that he had talked directly with companies on the issue.

“In addition, the Taiwanese and US governments have established multiple communication channels and the flow of information is smooth. Taiwan respects and understands US commercial law and regulations,” he said.

“If we face unreasonable demands in international competition, the government will certainly provide the necessary support and express concern to prevent Taiwanese companies from fighting alone on the international stage.”

The White House conference was attended by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chip maker.

Since then, the company has helped and worked with all stakeholders to overcome the shortfall, saying “we have taken unprecedented action to address this challenge.”

TSMC has promised to spend $ 100 billion over the next three years to expand chip capacity.