July 10th, the old horse US Secretary of Commerce Ross said on Tuesday that China's telecom giant Huawei is still on the blacklist, will allow US companies to sell products to Huawei without compromising national security. But there are still questions about which products will pass critical issues such as review.
US Secretary of Commerce Ross speaks at the 22nd Annual Global Meeting of the Milken Institute in Beverly Hills, California, USA
The Associated Press reported that US President Trump announced at the G20 summit in Japan last month that if it does not involve national security, US companies will be allowed to sell equipment to Huawei. In May of this year, the US Department of Commerce listed Huawei as a “list of entities” on the grounds of national security. US companies cannot sell products and technologies to Huawei without a license.
Ross confirmed at an event on Tuesday that he would be in a position to relax the ban on Huawei. He said: "In order to implement the instructions of the President at the G20 summit two weeks ago, the Ministry of Commerce will issue licenses without threatening US national security."
However, Ross pointed out that Huawei will remain on the “list of entities”, which means that US companies may refuse to apply for a license. The new policy will not change the scope of the project that requires a license.
The US semiconductor industry is vigorously lobbying the US government to allow non-sensitive products to be sold to Huawei on the grounds that a comprehensive ban will harm the interests of US companies. Shortly after Huawei was listed on the “list of entities”, the Ministry of Commerce issued a temporary general license to allow the company to purchase equipment to maintain the existing network and provide software updates for existing Huawei phones. The license will expire on August 19th, but may be postponed.
Paul Triolo, head of technology at the research group Eurasia Group, told VOA that the US ban has had a huge impact on Huawei and the global supply chain.
然而，罗斯的言论缺乏明确性，并没有明确解释哪些产品将通过审查。专门从事出口管制的律师Timothy P. O'Toole告诉VOA，该行业只能通过提交许可申请来确定哪些产品不会危害美国的国家安全。 “这可能仍取决于申请人的业务。该部提交了申请。”