Another delay for the Huawei ban from Trump’s administration, according to the Commerce Department documents filed today.
The United States have made moves to restrict the purchase of equipment from “foreign adversaries.” Huawei was one of the targets, since the officials expressed concern that the Chinese government could possibly exploit China-based company to spy on Americans.
Huawei subsidiaries were granted licenses to continue work in the US after the initial announcement. Huawei ban was postponed a couple of times; one of them was at the end of August, where Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross postponed once again, giving rural wireless carriers time to switch from Huawei products.
The delay was supposed to end this week but according to the documents the US will grant another extension. The ban will now take effect after 16th February 2020.
“Extending the Temporary General License won’t have a substantial impact on Huawei’s business either way, this decision does not change the fact that Huawei continues to be treated unfairly,” a Huawei spokesperson said in a statement.
The delay happened due to ongoing trade negotiations between US and China.