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Thursday 29th July 2021 04:09 PM
New Huawei Sales To Cover Only Widely Available Goods
President Donald Trump's decision to allow expanded sales of U.S. technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply at products greatly available in many countries, and leave the most sensitive equipment off limits, a top White House aide said on Sunday.
"All that is going to happen is Commerce will grant some additional licenses where there is a general availability" of the parts the company needs, National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow said on "Fox News Sunday."
U.S. microchip firms most notably "are selling products that are commonly available from other countries ... This not a general amnesty ... The national security concerns will remain paramount," he mentioned.
The limited lifting of limitations on Huawei was an essential element of the agreement reached over the weekend between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to reopen stalled trade discussions between the two countries.
It has drawn bipartisan critique from U.S. Senators concerned that Huawei has close ties to Chinese intelligence agencies that could exploit the global distribution of its technology.
"There will be a lot of pushback if it is a major concession," to Huawei, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said on "Meet the Press."
Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker and No.2 smartphone maker, denies its products pose a security threat and has sought to fight back in U.S. courts since Washington put it on an export blacklist last month. Kudlow said that designation would remain.
Kudlow said the much wider fears about Huawei will be part of the renewed discussions. The agreement over the weekend "is not the last word," Kudlow said.