A temporary reprieve for Huawei
After all the madness regarding the US’ export ban against Huawei, there’s finally a bit of good news. The US has temporarily lifted the export ban against Huawei by giving it a temporary license to maintain its products.
The license was given by the Department of Commerce, and is temporary and will only be in effect until August 19, 2019. The aim of the license is to allow Huawei to work with US corporations and release software fixes and updates to their existing hardware.
The Department Of Commerce will re-examine the temporary export license when the 90 days are up.
Obviously, all is not well in this story, as this only means that Huawei will only be able to maintain devices that are already on the market, and not release new hardware.
Multiple US companies like Googe, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Intel have cut ties with the Chinese powerhouse due to an export blacklist put in place by the United States government. Huawei, along with 68 other companies were placed in the blacklist were deemed to be engaged in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.