FILE PHOTO: union Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting in National Harbor, near Washington dc, USA, on March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
SAO PAULO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trumpet of the administration to respond by next week to companies that are required to have special licenses to sell to the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the united states Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday during a visit to Brazil.
Ross said he expects a decision on the licences will be “forthcoming” by the time he returned to the United States of america, and after making additional stops in brazil and Peru in the next couple of days.
The Trumpet of the administration, has warned that Huawei could be a vehicle for Chinese spying, and the organization of a so-called “entity list,” which means that U.S. companies that do business with the telecoms giant that require a special license to do so.
The licenses would provide some much-needed clarity to American businesses, who are looking for guidance, since the US President when He promised that by the end of June to provide some relief to companies doing business with Huawei.
Ross’ comments came as a senior He officials to a meeting with Chinese negotiators in Shanghai this week to revive negotiations that broke down in May.
Ross told reporters at a briefing that he has received more than 50 applications so far for special licenses to do business with Huawei, but he is expected to return.
“The president and I met with representatives of the supply chain, only a week ago, and a few said that they would have to be sent in the request,” he said.
“We’re interested in getting all of them in order for them to be seen as a united bloc.”
Leon, who is in Brazil as part of the centennial celebration of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo and goes to Brasilia on Wednesday.
Reporting on His Rochabrun in São Paulo and Alexandra Alper in Washington; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Tom Brown