The US Department of Commerce may soon restrict the restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklist made it almost impossible for the Chinese company to buy goods made in the United States, a department spokeswoman said Friday 17. May.
The trading department can issue a temporary general license to allow time for companies and people who have Huawei equipment to maintain the reliability of the communications networks and equipment, spokeswoman said.
Possible general license will not apply to New Transactions, according to spokeswoman, and will last for 90 days.
A spokesman for Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Department of Commerce on Thursday added Huawei to a list of entities banned from doing business with US companies without licenses.
The Device List identifies companies that are believed to be involved in activities that violate national security or foreign policy interests in the United States.
Potential beneficiaries of the temporary license may include Internet access and mobile providers in densely populated places such as Wyoming and Eastern Oregon who purchased network equipment from Huawei in recent years.