US Eases Huawei Blacklist Sales
The US Government may issue licences to companies wanting to sell goods to China’s Huawei if it’s proven there is no threat to national security, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
In a bid to revive trade talks with China, President Donald Trump announced last month that American companies would be allowed to sell products to the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker.
Trump’s comments came after the US in May placed Huawei on the Commerce Department’s so-called “Entity List”, a system whereby US parts and components generally cannot be sold to those on the list without special licences.
Speaking at a conference in Washington, Ross said Huawei would remain on the Entity List, but licences could be granted if the companies involved meet the latest tests.