The US’ Trump administration seems to have expanded its executive order against Huawei. In addition to being banned from trading with US companies, the Trump administration is now banning the Chinese brand from doing business with the government agencies.
The ban, which is part of a US Congress defence bill signed into effect last year, specifically targets purchases of telecommunication gear and video surveillance equipment and services from companies that it deems to be a threat to national security.
As many of you know, Huawei has been singled out by the current US government after the latter signed an executive order. Banning US companies from doing any further business with the Chinese companies. The move is clearly of a political nature; the ban is supposed to prohibit China as a whole, but it’s been made abundantly clear that Huawei has been the victim in this on-going feud between the two economic superpowers.
As it stands, the ban has already severed Huawei’s supply line from major US tech giants, including Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and ARM, to name a few. However, the very same companies have also been pushing for the Trump administration to reverse the ban. With Google stating that it would do more harm than good to US national security in the long run.
There is, of course, some exceptions to ban. However, in order to restart trade, the US companies in question will need to acquire licenses from the US government, which could take anywhere between two to four weeks to be approved.