US extends Huawei reprieve for another 90 days

Added On August 21, 2019

The Department of Commerce said Monday that the Temporary General License allows "specific, limited engagement in transactions involving the export, re-export, and transfer of items" to Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates.
The reprieve comes just months after the department put Huawei and 68 of its affiliates on an Entity List that restricts the sale and transfer of U.S. technologies to the company.
A 90-day temporary license was issued on May 20 in order to ease part of those restrictions.
According to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the decision to ease the restrictions was due to concerns that Huawei's U.S. customers, especially those in rural areas, will suffer without access to Huawei's services.
In response, Huawei said it's clear that the decision to restrict business with the company was politically motivated and had nothing to do with national security.
The company said the extension of the Temporary General License doesn't change the fact that Huawei has been treated unjustly and called on the U.S. government to treat the company fairly and remove it from the Entity List.