It had been reported that the United States government was considering a two-week temporary extension followed by a longer period but the regulatory work involved was considered hard. However, the US Department of Commerce allowed Huawei to continue purchasing American-made goods back in August, and the deadline ends on November 18.
After Huawei was added into the Entity List earliest this year by the U.S. Commerce Department citing national security concerns, it was nevertheless allowed to purchase some American-made goods in order to minimize disruptions, including networks in rural America.
Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the extension.
The Department of Commerce has again extended the temporary general license allowing American companies to sell to Huawei, the embattled Chinese tech company. "This decision does not change the fact that Huawei continues to be treated unfairly either", a Huawei spokesperson told FOX Business, adding that the decision by the Commerce Department to add Huawei to its Entity List has "caused more harm to the U.S. than to Huawei".
The development comes at a time when the trade war between America and China is nearing its first anniversary. The US government has also accused Huawei of skirting sanctions and stealing intellectual property from American companies, all claims that Huawei staunchly denies. Huawei denies the allegations and says the USA has given no evidence that the company presents a threat.
Last week, Attorney General William Barr said Huawei and ZTE Corp "cannot be trusted", as he backed a proposal to bar USA rural wireless carriers from tapping an $8.5 billion government fund to purchase equipment or services from them.
The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for another three months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons.
Following the near-collapse of US-China trade talks in May, Washington added Huawei to a list of companies effectively barred from purchasing US technology without prior approval from the US government. Instead, the Commerce Department plans to use the same legal mechanism it used in August, Reuters reports. No action on those was taken on Monday.