In May, the US government issued an export ban on Huawei, barring US companies (and companies using US-origin technology) from doing business with the Chinese tech giant, since Huawei still has clients to keep in business with smartphones and cellular infrastructure, the US Department of Commerce granted Huawei a 90-day exemption, allowing it to maintain its existing customers. This 90-day license was issued on May 20, 201
According to a Reuters report, the US government will just drop the box again and give Huawei another 90-day extension to support its customers. Sources tell Reuters that the deal is expected to resume this weekend, pending a conversation between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping
As early as May, the Commerce Department described the exemption, saying: "Provisional General Licenses Provide Operators Have time to come up with other arrangements and space for the department to determine appropriate long-term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers who currently rely on Huawei's cryptographic equipment PERSONAL services. In short, this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks. "
Huawei was banned from doing business in the US because of concerns that the company could be used by the Chinese government to spy on Americans. Huawei has repeatedly denied being a spy on the Chinese government. A recent report by The Wall Street Journal alleges that the company helped African governments spy on its citizens, which Huawei also denied.
We went through all this song and dance last year with the ban and ban on Chinese company ZTE, which ultimately saw ZTE accept fines and change in hand Huawei is one of the largest companies in China, which should make you wonder what revenge from China would look like if those conversations fell apart. In the past, the country threatened to block iPhone sales if the commercial war escalated.