On May 16, the U.S. administration added Huawei to the list of companies which are banned from supplying telecommunication gear to U.S. firms, and vice versa. The ban was postponed, allowing Huawei to continue dealing with American companies until August 19.
According to Reuters’ sources, the reprieve is likely to be prolonged for three more months.
One of the sources has also revealed that the U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were set to have a call last weekend to discuss the case of Huawei. However, later Trump revealed that he does not want to do business with Huawei “at all” due to “national security concerns.”
According to Reuters, the Department of Commerce has declined to comment on the matter, citing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who promised to announce the agency’s decision exactly on August 19.