US TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS VS HUAWEI ON TECHNOLOGY ACCESS
The Trump administration on Monday announced it will further tighten restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co. aimed at cracking down on its access to commercially available chips, David Shepardson wrote for Reuters late on August 17, 2020.
The US Commerce Department actions expand restrictions announced in May aimed at preventing the Chinese telecommunications giant from obtaining semiconductors without a special license - including chips made by foreign firms that have been developed or produced with US software or technology.
The administration also added 38 Huawei affiliates in 21 countries to the US government’s economic blacklist, the sources said, raising the total to 152 affiliates since Huawei was first added in May 2019.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business the restrictions on Huawei-designed chips imposed in May “led them to do some evasive measures. They were going through third parties,” Ross said. “The new rule makes it clear that any use of American software or American fabrication equipment is banned and requires a license.”