U.S. will allow Huawei to buy American parts for just one reason only


Last week, the U.S. Commerce Department put Huawei and 68 of its affiliates on the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List. This means that U.S. companies cannot sell technology to Huawei without obtaining a license from the BIS. But the Commerce Department is taking a step back from this hard line, as Reuters reports. After all, internet access in some sparsely populated areas of the U.S. still relies on Huawei networking equipment purchased in the past. According to former Commerce Department official Ken Wolf, “The goal is to prevent collateral harm on non-Huawei entities that …

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