WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trumpet published on Monday, a new 90-day extension to allow U.S. companies to continue to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and U.S. regulators, will continue tweaking the rules relating to the telecommunication companies that pose a national security risk.
FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech trade show in Berlin, Germany, on 6 September, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke -File Photo
After the arrival of the Smartphone in an economic black-list in May, citing national security concerns, the U.s. Commerce Department has allowed for the purchase of certain U.s.-made goods in a series of 90-day license, add-ons, which is said to be striving to minimise disruption to its customers, many of which will work with the networks in the rural areas of the united states.
Reuters on Sunday reported that the planned 90-day extension, after the Trumpet, the administration initially planned to be a short-term two-week delay, but ran into bureaucratic problems, and chose instead to issue the 90-day extension.
“Temporary General License, renewal, permit carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States of america, which would otherwise be left in the dark,” said the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in a statement. “The Department will continue to strictly monitor sensitive exports of technologies to ensure that our products will not be taken advantage of by people who could pose a threat to our national security.”
The U.s. Commerce Department, added Huawei to its “Entity List”, in May, after they came to the conclusion that the company is actively engaged in activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.”
Huawei said on Monday that the extension “will not have a significant impact on Huawei’s business in both directions. This decision does not change the fact that Huawei continues to be unfair treated.”
The company claims that the decision to add Ascend; the Entity List; it has caused more damage to the US than to Ascend. This is a significant economic loss to U.s. businesses of Huawei business is done.”
In May, the President when He signed an executive order declaring a national state of emergency and a blockage of the AMERICAN companies in the use of telecom equipment made by the companies a national security risk. The us Department of Commerce, and was directed to the preparation of a block plan, in mid-October, but it has not yet been published.
The Department of Commerce is considering whether to grant individual licenses for U.S. companies to sell component parts to the Smartphone, after it received more than 200 applications. No action will be taken on Monday.
The development comes in the midst of talks between the United States and China, aimed at coming to an initial agreement to resolve a trade war that has lasted for more than a year ago.
Report by David Shepardson; additional reporting by Mathieu Rosemain in Paris; Editing by Susan Heavey and Nick Zieminski