USA CUT HUAWEI OFF FROM TECHNOLOGY

Posted 19 August, 2020

The USA Department of Commerce on Monday imposed restrictions on 38 subsidiaries of the Chinese corporation Huawei regarding access to US technology and software. This is stated in a statement issued by the department.

 

“The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS, operating under the US Department of Commerce) imposes additional restrictions on Huawei and related non-US companies on access to products manufactured using US technology and software,” the text says. "The Bureau is adding 38 additional Huawei subsidiaries to the list of entities that require a license for all goods subject to export control regulations."

 

Restrictions, in particular, relate to access to foreign chips produced using American technologies. The list includes subsidiaries from 21 countries, including Russia (Huawei Cloud Russia and Huawei OpenLab Moscow).

 

In August 2019, a ban on the purchase and use of telecommunications equipment from Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei by US government agencies came into force in the United States. The corresponding measures apply to video surveillance systems and equipment of Chinese companies Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Dahua Technology, as well as their subsidiaries. A ban is also imposed on the purchase of services from the listed legal entities.

 

On May 15, 2019, Trump signed a decree introducing a state of emergency to protect the country's information and communication infrastructure from external threats. As a result, the US Department of Commerce has blacklisted Huawei since May 17 last year because of threats to national security, restricting the company from purchasing high-tech equipment in the United States. Subsequently, this department issued and then renewed a general license, which renewed the right to maintain networks and provide software updates for the company's mobile devices. The US authorities have extended its validity several times.

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