Comment on the Revised 2023 AI Hardware Export Controls

February 20, 2024

On October 7th, 2022, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published export controls that affected AI hardware and the corresponding supply chain.

On October 17th, 2023, just over one year later, BIS revised these export controls. The revisions included updated rules on advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items, as well the addition of thirteen firms to a trade blacklist.

The Center for AI Policy supports these updated controls. One major improvement is the carefully-designed classification system for denoting which chips require a license for export. Previous controls allowed for some cutting-edge AI chips to legally travel to China.

Further changes include expansion of the controls' geographic scope, restriction of new kinds of manufacturing tools, and more.

Last month, the Center for AI Policy commented on these revised 2023 export controls affecting AI hardware. You can read our full comment here.