WASHINGTON A senior U.S. export official will meet next week in Israel with government officials and industry executives to discuss dual-use techology exports and trade issues.
The Commerce Department said Friday (Aug. 24) that Mario Mancuso, undersecretary of commerce for industry and security, will visit Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem from Aug. 27 to 30.
Mancuso is expected to meet with senior government officials and Israeli business executives to discuss high-tech trade and investment issues along with dual-use exports.
"A robust export control and high technology dialogue will help advance the economic and security interests of our two nations." Mancuso said in a statement announcing the visit.
While Commerce officials have praised Israel's recent export control efforts, Israeli companies have been linked in the past to suspected unauthorized transfers of U.S. technology to China. Earlier this year, the U.S. moved to tighten controls on exports of dual-use technologies to China.
U.S. chip study
Separately, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security announced a joint assessment of the U.S. industrial base for chip design and production. The Defense Department will also participate in the initiative.
"This assessment will provide insight into the breadth and depth of U.S. integrated circuit design and manufacturing capacity for legacy parts as well as cutting edge chips," Christopher Padilla, assistant secretary of commerce for export administration, said in a statement.