US imposes new 5G licence limits on some Huawei suppliers
THE US has implemented tighter conditions on some suppliers to China's Huawei Technologies Company on export licences, prohibiting items for use in or with 5G devices, reports Bloomberg
16 March 2021 - 01:17
The rules create an explicit prohibition on the export of semiconductors, antennas, and batteries for Huawei 5G devices.
Previously, some companies received licences that allowed them to keep shipping components to Huawei while others were constrained by restrictions.
Companies complained about confusing rules after the Trump administration added Huawei to the entity list, requiring US firms to obtain government licences if they wanted to sell American technology and intellectual property to Huawei.
'There's bipartisan support for a tough line on technology transfer to China, and this reflects that,' said former undersecretary of commerce William Reinsch.
Meanwhile, the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, which oversees the entity list, declared that it can't comment on specific export licensing questions.
Although President Joe Biden criticised former President Donald Trump's strategy, promising to work with global allies to confront China, he said he won't remove tariffs yet.
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