U.S. may support licenses to renew Huawei sales

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According to the recent efforts of Donald Trump on weakening limits towards the Chinese company are likely to go forward, the U.S. may support licenses to renew Huawei sales for 2 weeks.

However, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denounced that licenses must be given where there are not any threats to national security.Trump and the Commerce Department think that chip industry lobbying with political pressure would renew Huawei sales in the U.S.

Two American anonymous chipmakers supplying Huawei production are said to apply for gaining extra licenses after Ross’s commentaries.

Figures show that among $70 billion spent on acquisition of components in 2018, there were $11 billion for the American companies such as Qualcomm (QCOM.O), Intel (INTC.O) and Micron Technology (MU.O).

Since there’s no downside, companies are absolutely submitting applications, as required by the regulations,” said Washington lawyer Kevin Wolf, a former Commerce Department official.

Representative of Huawei said that limitations of list with the enterprises must be cancelled, “rather than have temporary licenses applied for U.S. vendors.” Huawei was admitted to be guilty towards absence of proper offences. According to the fact that it does not produce cyberattack threats to a country, the limitations are “unmerited.”

The U.S. semiconductor industry has been lobbying a broader aid saying that the US Security aims must be advanced without competing on a World level and keep technologic leading position.


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