US gave Huawei a 90-day refund after a manufacturer's trade ban in May . The trade ban, which allows US companies to maintain business ties with Huawei, expires today (August 19).
Reuters announced on Friday that the US Department of Commerce should issue a new 90-day grace period, citing two sources. The extension will allow Huawei to continue to maintain its current telecommunications networks and update its Android phones.
The Newspaper reports that President Donald Trump does not want US companies to deal with the company.
"At the moment, it looks a lot more like we're not going to do business," Trump told reporters Sunday before boarding Air Force One, insisting the company posed a threat to national security.
Trump said that parts of Huawei's business could be excluded from a more comprehensive ban, but added that it would be "very complicated". The president did not specify whether there would be another 90-day extension.
Trump's comments came months after he partially lifted the ban on the Chinese company. The president has declared that US companies can sell Huawei equipment as long as the equipment has no national security implications.
We contacted Huawei to ask how a discontinued extension will affect the company's operations, new devices and current device updates. The company has not yet responded, but we will update the article if they return to us.