Huawei Android Ban Still Ongoing, US Government Reiterates They are Still Blacklisted

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The ban against Huawei in the United States may not be lifted any time soon. This is because the Chinese phone company giant is still under extreme prohibition, according to reports.

Still Blacklisted

In a statement released by Reuters, senior officials at the US Commerce Department enforcement team told their staff that Huawei is still blacklisted all over the US. With regards to this, US companies are still banned from having deals with Huawei. They are still not allowed to sell or distribute their products to any dealer in the US.

Though President Trump had released a public statement at the G20 summit in Japan several days ago, the ban continues and US companies are still restricted from dealing with the Chinese giant. News suggested that Trump may end the ban against Huawei anytime soon since he already promised the Chinese President Xi Jinping that they could freely sell their products in the US again. It wouldn’t be long until the restrictions against Huawei will be eliminated and their products will soon flock the US market once again.

In his statement, he said that the US companies can offer to sell their equipment to Huawei. They are referring to anything that cannot cause a national emergency problem. Trump made it clear that the business transaction with Huawei will soon resume and the ban will come to an end. 

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Working with China

Aside from that, the US President also point out that Huawei would be the center of the newly-established business transactions between China and the US by saying, “We’re going to work with China on where we left off.” Once the ban is lifted, US and China will start their usual business transaction. Huawei products will be widely available in the US anytime soon.

Huawei was part of the Entity List of the Trump administration way back in May because of the continuing allegations of reinforcement to the Chinese government. The administration was also reportedly corroborating with North Korea and Iran.

Apart from that, the Reuters have seen an email sent by John Sonderman. He is the Deputy Director of the Office of Export Enforcement in the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). 

Approval On Selling Huawei Products

The email states how agents should treat license requests made by companies that wanted to get approval to sell Huawei products. The email highlights that even though the applications are good, they need to include an explanation that states, “This party is on the Entity List”. In addition to this, the applications will likely face “presumption of denial”, a licensing policy given to companies that are blacklisted.

Ren Zhengfei, the founder and CEO of Huawei, replied to Trump’s statements in the G20 summit by saying that their products are “good for American companies”.

Zhengfei also added that the ban wasn’t affecting their production or sales. He also stated that they will continue to support American companies by purchasing their products despite of the restrictions about their company. Lastly, Huawei will continue to focus on their job and company right now.