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Huawei gets 90 more days

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 11:11 PM, 19 August 2019  

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The US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, has confirmed a ban on Chinese technology giant Huawei will not come into force for another 90 days. —reports BBC.

In May of the following year, the US blacklisted the company for national security concerns.

Huawei was then granted a temporary permit in order to ease the transition, which was due to expire on Monday.

However, Mr. Ross added a further 46 Huawei affiliates would now be added to the US Entity List, a blacklist of firms with which the US will not trade.

The reprieve was designed to allow companies such as Google to trade with Huawei while adjusting to the restrictions.

According to Mr. Ross, the extension will help US customers. "We're giving them a little more time to wean themselves off," he said.

Huawei said in response that it was opposed to the decision to add the extra affiliates to the Entity List and felt it was politically motivated.

"Today's decision won't have a substantial impact on Huawei's business either way," the firm said in a statement.

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump said Huawei was a company "we may not do business with at all", which some had interpreted as signaling the reprieve would not be extended.
Huawei has been under severe international scrutiny in recent months for its alleged close links to the Chinese government.