America put Huawei on the “black list” ... And immediately changed my mind

In the past few days, the "cold war" between the United States and China reached a peak, and "under fire" was

Huawei company. States have long been grinding on her tooth and now decided to add it to the "black list".

What does it mean

The situation is similar to the story that was recentlywith zte. The US Department of Commerce announced that it was going to include Huawei and 70 of its subsidiaries in the “black list”. As a result, they will not be allowed to buy parts and other components from American manufacturers without the approval of the American government. And this, in the first place, Snapdragon processors and Android operating system for smartphones.

As with ZTE, this decision was formally made.due to violations of the sanctions regime against Iran, as well as obstruction of the investigation of these violations. But, as US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross noted, the ban "will prevent US companies from using American technology in a way that could potentially undermine US national security or foreign policy." After all, Huawei has repeatedly been accused of spying for the Chinese government.

In turn, Huawei declares: “We are ready and willing to interact with the US government and take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our products. Removing Huawei from doing business in the US will not make this country safer or stronger. On the contrary, because of this decision, the US will have to limit itself to lower quality alternatives that will slow down the development of 5G in the United States. Ultimately, this will damage the interests of American companies and consumers. In addition, unreasonable restrictions will violate the rights of Huawei and raise other serious legal issues. ”

What now

But, apparently, in the USA they thought well of this anddecided not to get excited. At the very least, the Commerce Department says it can postpone the introduction of a number of restrictions so as not to jeopardize existing Huawei customers in the US. This means that the agency may issue a temporary general license to “prevent the interruption of the functioning of existing networks and equipment”. For example, this concerns providers that actively purchased communications equipment from Huawei.

But the full abolition of the ban, it is not yet. That is, Huawei will be able to buy components to service current customers, but not to create new products.

To summarize, the decision to include the company on the “black list” has been announced, but not officially adopted, therefore it is possible that the US government will change its mind.