On Tuesday, the 9th of July 2019, US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross said that the US government would soon begin to issue licenses to Huawei suppliers to sell tech products which would not be involving any national security breach, keeping the industry analysts in dark about which products would pass through the narrowed net.
In point of fact, following Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the latest G20 Summit in Japan last month, Trump had been quoted saying that American companies would be permitted to sell products to China’s Huawei, world’s No.
1 telco gear manufacturer. As Trump’s comments came after United States trade officials had already blacklisted Huawei for the American suppliers and imposed a law that required special permit for any US companies seeking to supply US products, Trump’s announcement left many industry alongside government officials confused on which products would be sold and how it could affect next round of trade talk as early as this week.
Nonetheless, casting shadows over Huawei issue, US Commerce Secretary had been quoted saying at a conference in Washington that Huawei would remain under the entity list, which would require special permit for exercising businesses with US suppliers.
Addressing to Trump’s announcement at Japan G20 summit, Ross said on Tuesday (July 9th), “To implement the president’s G20 summit directive two weeks ago, Commerce will issue licenses where there is no threat to U.S.
national security. Within those confines, we will try to make sure that we don’t just transfer revenue from the U.S. to foreign firms”.