Huawei may get its US supply chain back after Trump's policy "U-turn"
Trump's comments on the G20 in Japan came after a widely anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping. The two sides met to discuss the impasse in the trade dispute, and Huawei, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, has become a flash point in the battle.
In May, the US Commerce Department banned sales of American-made goods to Huawei without first obtaining a license. US officials have accused the US company of undermining US national security and foreign policy interests.
Trump said Huawei was still part of the ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing, but for now he would move to resume allowing US companies to sell parts to the Chinese firm.
The Commerce Department, which issued the ban against Huawei last month, did not respond to a request to comment on how it would modify the company's status. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about whether it had already asked Commerce to review the issue.
Huawei responded on one of the company's official twitter accounts: "U-turn?" Dawson Trump suggests he would allow #Huawei to once again buy US technology! "
Huawei has denied accusations of wrongdoing. It's lobbied over the past few weeks to regain access to US products, which are key to its supply chain.