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US companies allowed to trade with Huawei for 90 more days

Manny Pham
August 21, 2019

Huawei was banned from doing business with US companies in May, but a special licence resumed business

The US government has extended its special licence that allows US companies to do business with Huawei for another 90 days.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement while officials “continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei’s products, we recognise that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption”.

In May, the US placed Huawei on an entity list deeming it a risk to national security. US companies such as Google could continue to sell and buy with Huawei up until August 19, this new licence will expire on November 19.

The uncertainty surrounding Huawei products had UK operators pull Huawei 5G smartphone the Mate 20 X 5G from their respectvie 5G phone range, due to fears of Android security patches being pulled, but it is now available for order from EE, Vodafone and Three.

The US department of commerce has added six more Huawei subsidiaries to the Entity List, bringing the total of blacklisted affiliates to more than 100.

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