American firms may soon be able to sell to Huawei again

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro may be held back by its lack of Google services, but that may soon change according to a new report. After a meeting held last week, embattled US President Donald Trump gave the green light to the US Department of Commerce to approve trading licenses between US firms and Huawei.

While the firm was banned from trading with US firms and placed on an entities list earlier this year, the US issued a reprieve late this summer. Ultimately, that reprieve proved to be illusory as Commerce stalled on processing any trading applications from US firms.

Now, as the relationship between the US and China is seemingly thawing, the Trump administration appears more amenable to allowing free trade between both countries. Companies of interest that may top the list of potential licensees are suppliers like Qualcomm and software partners like Microsoft and Google.

Huawei had previously been accused of espionage and backdooring its products deliberately, but such proof was never delivered to the public. Last month, the firm accused the US of harassment and hacking.

“The fact remains that none of Huawei’s core technology has been the subject of any criminal case brought against the company, and none of the accusations levied by the U.S. government have been supported with sufficient evidence. We strongly condemn the malign, concerted effort by the U.S. government to discredit Huawei and curb its leadership position in the industry,” The firm said.

Source: NYTimes

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