US gives Huawei another 45 days to buy from American suppliers

After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a series of extensions. — Reuters pic
After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a series of extensions. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 — The Trump administration said yesterday it was issuing a 45-day extension allowing US companies to continue doing some business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a series of extensions that it says are aimed at minimising disruptions for customers, many of which operate networks in rural America.

The decision comes as the administration has been debating further tightening restrictions on sales of US goods to Huawei. Huawei did not immediately comment. The existing license was set to expire on February 16. — Reuters

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