Trump allowed U.S. companies to sell Huawei equipment.
U.S. President Donald Trump allowed U.S. companies to sell equipment to China’s Huawei. He announced this at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. According to Trump, this is a non-threat to U.S. national security.
Trump also said the U.S. and China are discussing the possibility of removing Huawei from the blacklist. “We’re talking about it,” Trump said in response to a question from reporters.
The U.S. Department of Commerce blacklisted Huawei in mid-May, thus banning it from buying U.S. manufacturers’ components and technologies. In addition, the Chinese company is on the list of organizations that are prohibited from doing business with American businesses without appropriate licenses. The White House accused Huawei of collaborating with China’s intelligence and possible surveillance of customers.
Earlier, Google, following an order from the U.S. administration, suspended cooperation with Huawei in areas requiring the transfer of equipment, software and technical services. In particular, Huawei has lost access to android updates, which are equipped with smartphones of the Chinese company.