FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. The Trump administration has extended for 90 more days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to the Chinese technology giant Huawei. The U.S. government blacklisted Huawei in May, deeming it a national security risk so U.S. firms aren't allow to sell the company technology without government approval. But numerous loopholes have been exploited, including by U.S. semiconductor suppliers. And the administration says it’s preparing to grand some exemptions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US again extends limited reprieve on tech sales to Huawei

November 18, 2019 - 2:46 pm

The Trump administration has extended for 90 more days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei.

The U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese tech company in May, deeming it a national security risk. That means U.S. firms aren't allowed to sell technology to Huawei without government approval.

But numerous loopholes have been exploited. U.S. companies, for example, continue to supply Huawei chips made outside the United States.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Monday’s extension will allow wireless companies to keep offering service in remote parts of the U.S. Larger U.S. wireless companies do not use equipment from Huawei, while smaller, rural carriers do.

It’s the second 90-day renewal since the administration imposed sanctions in May.

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