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Friday 30th July 2021 06:34 PM
Will U.S. Issue Licenses for Supply of Non-Sensitive Goods to Huawei?
The United States will eventually issue licenses granting some U.S. companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei, the New York Times said on Wednesday, as high-level officials from the two countries meet this week to continue trade talks.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s leading telecoms gear maker, has been placed on a U.S. trade blacklist since May, when trade talks between Washington and Beijing broke down. The United States says the company can spy on customers, which Huawei declines. The blacklisting blocked Huawei from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without having U.S. government approval, restricting its access to essential technologies such as for example Google Mobile Services.
U.S. companies can seek a license for certain products to be exempted from the ban. The U.S. Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell U.S. goods to Huawei, Reuters reported in August. Government officials urged U.S. companies to apply for licenses following U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge of relief, saying exports to Huawei of non-sensitive items that are readily replaced by foreign competitors would be permitted.
Trump's administration gave the green light last week to start approving licenses for a few American companies to bypass the curbs, the New York Times said nyti.ms/35pED2e, pointing out people familiar with the matter. A U.S. Commerce Department spokesman told Reuters that no official direction has been granted to the department on the matter as of Wednesday afternoon.