Nearly a month after its removal, Huawei’s Matebooks are back in the Microsoft Store.
Unlike Google and other companies, Microsoft has consistently declined to comment on their response to Huawei being added to the Entities List, but removing their laptops from their Store was felt to speak volumes.
Hopefully, the return of the laptops also signals a thaw in the relationship between the Chinese company and the USA.
Update: Microsoft has issued a statement to the Verge which states:
“We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of Huawei to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List. As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store.”
“Microsoft Store is selling existing inventory, which is compliant with current U.S. regulations.”