Huawei reprieve draws criticism from United States lawmakers

Huawei Allowed to Conduct Business with US Companies Again

U.S. ‘loosening’ Huawei ban, but company remains on blacklist: Trump adviser

"Huawei will remain on the so-called Entity's List, where there are serious export controls and in any national security instances or suggestions, there won't be any licenses [granted]".

John Neuffer, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a trade group for makers of chips for computers, phones, and other equipment, told the Journal he's "encouraged the talks are restarting and additional tariffs are on hold" but more details are needed on what Huawei can now buy from member companies. Huawei's investments into American corporations totals some $11 billion annually.

Meanwhile, Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, is fighting extradition from Canada to the US on fraud charges.

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Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. The incident has set off a deepening diplomatic row between China and Canada. Trump said us companies could make the sales if the transactions don't present a "great, national emergency problem".

"If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on #Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation", Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted. A global witch-hunt against Huawei was also carried out that called for the abandonment of their tech and equipment.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in two U.S. television programs on Sunday that Huawei will remain on the U.S. blacklist, and "what's happening now is simply a loosening up for general merchandise", such as chips and software generally available around the world, but not products considered to have national security sensitivity, the Associated Press reported.

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Huawei has been a focus of the Trump administration due to ongoing concerns that its popular smartphones could be used as a "Trojan horse". What this means is that Huawei is still under the watchful eye of the government. This action put Huawei on the " list of entities" and prohibits Huawei from using United States products and technologies. Trump is allowing the lift on the selling restriction because of his desire to see American companies make money and not lose money.

As for how the ban has affected the sales of Huawei devices back in Singapore, electronic retail outlets such as COURTS and Challenger has issued long term warranties with the sale of their Huawei devices. USA companies can only supply Huawei, "provided there are no national security issues or problems", according to Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, who spoke about the announcement over the weekend.

According to an estimate made by the government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry, Huawei purchased US$12.1 billion worth of tech gadgets from Taiwan in 2018.

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