President Donald Trump has prolonged his executive order banning US companies through working with or buying telecommunications tools from companies deemed a nationwide security risk until May 2021, via Reuters.
While the prohibit doesn’t explicitly call out particular companies, it’s been used to practically shut down US operations with Chinese language companies like Huawei and ZTE, which can no longer sell products in america or work with companies like Search engines or ARM for critical software program and licenses.
The White-colored House issued its original executive order nearly a year ago, barring US companies through doing business with Huawei due to national security concerns about the Chinese language firm supplying equipment for system infrastructure (particularly as the US goes through its ongoing rollout for 5G).
But since the order had been issued in May 2019, the full prohibit hasn’t actually taken effect however. While Huawei hasn’t been able to utilize companies like Google on brand new devices, the company has gotten a number of temporary general licenses from the Commerce Department that have allowed it in order to still support existing hardware along with software updates.
That situation may be about to change: after getting extensions in May, August, November, and March, the most recent 45-day expansion for the temporary license agreement is all about to expire on May 15th. Neither Huawei nor the Business Department has indicated yet whether or not another extension of the temporary permit will be granted.