The US government on Monday (May 20) temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a move that sought to minimise disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world. Ross says this 90-day exemption "grants operators time to make other arrangements and the Department space to determine the appropriate long-term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that now rely on Huawei equipment for critical services". According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, US-based companies stand to lose $56.3 billion in export sales over five years from these sorts of restrictions, threatening as many as 74 000 US jobs.
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The reprieve also appeared aimed at telecom providers in countries where Huawei equipment is pervasive, said Washington trade lawyer Douglas Jacobson.
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Ren added that his company would always need US -developed chipsets, and that it "can't exclude American products with a narrow mind".
"This is not just an attack against Huawei".
A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington of misusing "state power" to hurt foreign companies and interfere in commercial markets. The U.S. Commerce Department has already softened the restrictions, but it's clear the company should be concerned about their future with Android.
The concern was that Trump might reverse a Huawei order as a favor to Xi or trade it away for soybean purchases by China, the people said. Google's move blocked any future software updates to Huawei's Android devices. The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has granted temporary general export license for 90 days, so while the company is still banned from doing business with most US companies, it is allowed to continue critical product support. "In Australia access to Stan is an app download from the Google Play store".
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday granted a 90-day relief for certain U.S. broadband companies and wireless customers using Huawei equipment. "As trade in high-tech goods between the USA and China is complex and intertwined, a continued row will affect the supply chain for the tech industry in both countries, with both losing".
The battle over Huawei has added to tensions in a trade war that has escalated between the world's top two economies, with both sides exchanging steep increases in tariffs as negotiations have faltered.