A week after the Trump administration announced that some companies will be able to resume their trade and sales with Huawei, several US tech giants are calling on President Trump to speed up the decision-making process. The push was made clear during a meeting between Trump and leaders of major tech companies that include Google, Qualcomm, and Intel to name a few.
Several US tech companies, including those manufacture semiconductors, have asked the US administration to follow through with Trump’s promise to provide the necessary licenses for them to continue selling their product and other technologies to Huawei. To recap, the US ban, which was executed in May this year, specifically prohibits US firms from buying specific 5G telecommunications equipment from the Chinese telecom and smartphone maker.
Needless to say, the ban clearly affected several of the earlier mentioned tech giants in the US. In the case of Google, the search engine had no choice but to initially stop providing Android support to Huawei’s smartphones and devices. However, it did get a temporary license to deliver support and security updates for existing Huawei devices.
For the moment, it looks like the Trump administration is having no qualms about taking its time, telling companies that it would make “timely” decision over which US companies will be allowed to continue their business with Huawei. It also reiterated that no license will be issued to companies so long as the product in question poses a threat to national security.