The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission report said the Commerce Department had been slow to create a list of sensitive technology that should be scrutinised before export to China.

The United States Department of Commerce is failing to do its part to protect national security and keep sensitive technology out of the hands of China’s military, according to a US congressional advisory report the Reuters news agency has seen.

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission report, due to be published on Tuesday, said the Commerce Department had been slow to create a list of sensitive technology that should be scrutinised before export to China.

The lag in developing the list of emerging and foundational technologies, as required by a 2018 law, may exacerbate national security risks, the report said.

The Commerce Department, entrusted to strengthen US export control laws, “has, to date, failed to carry out its…

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