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US announces rule for US firms and Huawei in major new U-turn


Reuters reported on Monday that the regulation had been authorised and sent to the Federal Register, the official US publication for guidelines. It was published for public scrutiny on the Federal Register’s website on Tuesday and is expected to be officially posted on Thursday.

The rule modifies the Huawei “entity listing,” which limits sales of US goods and technology to the firm.

The United States placed Huawei on the list in May 2019 due to national security matters.

The modification approves of the transfer of specific technology to Huawei and its associated firms if it helps with “to the revision or development of a ‘standard’ in a ‘standards organisation.’”

Industry and government officials have said the list of organisations had backlashed in the standards framework.

US companies are now unsure what technology they could share.

Some US engineers did not engage, and Huawei obtained more power, they said.

Huawei and 114 of its international associates on the Entity List “continue to participate in many important international standards organisations in which US companies also participate,” the new regulation says.

“As international standards serve as the building blocks for product development and help ensure functionality, interoperability and safety of the products,” it noted.

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“Overall, it’s a big improvement, but it’s not going to help U.S. companies in every case,” Mr Updegrove said.

Huawei released a statement that it wants to advance standards debated with counterparts, including those in the United States.

It added and that “inclusiveness and productive dialogue will better promote” their formulation and support improvement.

The move implies that the US does not want to establish an immediate 5G reach, putting at risk the international compatibility necessary for travel.

“The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation,” US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Reuters.


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