Licenses for sale to Huawei will be granted "shortly", says Trade Minister Wilbur Ross
Trade Minister Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg on Sunday that licenses that allow US companies to sell to Huawei will "be available soon". He said his office had received 260 license requests.
Huawei had become a farmer in the major trade war between the US and China. Ross said on Monday that the United States is undertaking a "long overdue" overhaul of its trade relations with China. At a business summit in Bangkok, Thailand, he said that both sides are "very far in the first phase" and are referring to a preliminary trade agreement key customer for many US companies. The company said it had bought $ 11 billion worth of American products last year.
The Entity List action has impacted sales of a number of US subcontractors to Huawei, including chipmakers such as Micron ( MICR [1
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"If someone in the government thinks that Windows is a national security threat to the US on a laptop sold by Huawei, then of course that's something we want to talk about and think about, but we do not." think that's the case, "said Smith, adding that Microsoft had applied for a license.
" At the moment there is no Chinese competitor in the field of PC operating systems. Is it really in the economic interest of the United States not only to create an incentive, but also the need to create a Chinese operating system? For once it's created, it's going to compete with us all over the world, "Smith said.
US officials have long accused Huawei of working to undermine US national security and foreign policy interests said earlier that licenses are only given for the sale of products that do not pose a national security risk.
Huawei vehemently denies that this is a threat to the United States or is in any way related to the Chinese government is also of the opinion that it does not want to be part of a larger trade agreement between the US and China and would prefer a solution with US officials work out right.
Huawei and the Department of Commerce did not immediately respond to a request for comment.