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

In the last few days, the Cold War between the US and China has reached its peak, and "under fire"

Huawei company. The states have had a grudge against her for a long time and have now decided to add her to the “black list.”

What does it mean

The situation is similar to a story that happened recentlywith ZTE. The US Commerce Department said it plans to blacklist Huawei and its 70 subsidiaries. As a result, they will be prohibited from purchasing parts and other components from American manufacturers without the approval of the American government. And these are, first of all, Snapdragon processors and the Android operating system for smartphones.

As with ZTE, this decision was formally madedue to violations of the sanctions regime against Iran, as well as obstruction of the investigation of these violations. But as U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross noted, the ban would “prevent foreign companies from using U.S. technology in ways that could potentially undermine U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.” After all, Huawei has been repeatedly accused of spying for the Chinese government.

In turn, Huawei states:“We are ready and willing to engage with the US government and are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our products. Removing Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the country safer or stronger. On the contrary, this decision will force the US to settle for lower quality alternatives, which will slow down the development of 5G in the United States. This will ultimately harm the interests of American companies and consumers. “In addition, unreasonable restrictions will violate Huawei’s rights and raise other serious legal issues.”

What now

But apparently the US has thought about it welland decided not to get excited. At the very least, the Commerce Department says it may delay introducing some restrictions so as not to jeopardize existing Huawei customers in the US. This means that the agency can issue a temporary general license to “prevent interruption of the functioning of existing networks and equipment.” For example, this applies to providers who actively purchased communications equipment from Huawei.

But there is no talk yet of a complete lifting of the ban. That is, Huawei will be able to buy components to service current customers, but not to create new products.

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