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Commerce Department still considers Huawei blacklisted despite Trump’s deal

July 3, 2019


The Commerce Department is apparently still treating Huawei as blacklisted despite President Donald Trump saying he’d ease limitations on companies selling equipment to the Chinese telecom. A senior official emailed enforcement staff on Monday to assert that the company remains on its Entity List and is “presumption of denial” licensing policy is still in place, Reuters reported.

The email came two days after Trump agreed to lift some restrictions he put in place with a May executive order in an effort to kickstart trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. After that, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow noted that US companies can only sell widely available products to Huawei.

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