Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce of the United States, has announced how to be the next step of the American country against Huawei. Administration Start offering licenses to companies that want to sell US products to Huawei. As long as they consider that it does not pose a risk to national security. That s, for now Huawei remains on the blacklist. The decision comes after the end of June the president of the United States, Donald Turmp, anticipated the end of the blockade.
Companies that receive a license may sell products again and American services to Huawei. The current veto, among other things, consists precisely in not allowing any company to continue collaborating with Huawei due to possible security threats, according to the United States authorities.
Provisional licenses pending a final rule
The announcement was made at an annual conference of the US Department of Commerce in Washington. Secretary Wilbur Ross has commented that the company follow in the list of banned entities, which means that licenses are probably denied on most occasions. However, he commented that there will be some approvals.
According to the secretary, this measure is taken "to implement the directive of the president's G20 summit two weeks ago." Wilbur Ross said that the agency will issue an interim final rule (final rule that does not require prior approval) in mid October to implement the executive order of Donald Trump. The interim final rules are effective immediately.
It is not very clear how these approvals will be applied provisional. There is neither a list of public requirements nor the option to know what licenses have been granted and which have not. Therefore, we will not be able to know for example if Google will offer Android again to future Huawei phones. Although we must remember to continue offering support to current devices.
According to CNBC, after the veto was applied to Huawei, the industry put pressure on the US government to exclude them and thus be able to sell non-sensitive products. The reason, they say, is that if not Huawei can easily buy them abroad, thus damaging the competition of American companies. Some companies found the method to continue selling to Huawei.
Regardless of the veto, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a temporary general license which allows companies to continue operating "normally" with Huawei to maintain existing networks, services and products. This temporary license expires on August 19, although it can be extended.
An increasingly independent Huawei
The veto of the United States has helped Huawei to breastfeed and strengthen its capacity for independence from other companies such as Google, Qualcomm or more technology. The Chinese giant indicates that you have your own operating system ready which is already in tests on more than a million devices. The operating system called Hongmeng OS is even faster than Android, according to Huawei.
In a recent interview granted by Pablo Wang (Consumer Director of Huawei Espaa) to Xataka, he stated that the company's plans were "to continue in this market s or s". They believe they have enough capacity and power to face anything, including the United States veto to US companies that want to negotiate with them.
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