Date
14 October 2019
Huawei is expected to see some American firms resume supply of non-sensitive telecom components. Photo: Reuters
Huawei is expected to see some American firms resume supply of non-sensitive telecom components. Photo: Reuters

US to issue licenses for supply of some goods to Huawei: report

The United States will soon issue licenses allowing some US companies to supply non-sensitive goods to Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The Trump administration gave the green light last week to start approving licenses for a few American companies, to bypass the curbs it put on the Chinese equipment maker this year, the paper said.

Huawei had been put on a trade blacklist since mid-May over US national security concerns and Washington has accused it of abetting spying, which the Chinese company has denied.

The blacklisting banned Huawei from buying parts and components from US companies without U.S. government approval, limiting its access to essential technologies such as Google Mobile Services.

US companies can seek a license for specific products to be exempted from the ban.

The US Commerce Department is believed to have received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell American goods to Huawei. Reuters

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