White House will reportedly wait on granting Huawei licenses as the trade war ramps back up
CNN - Fri 9 Aug 03:36 GMT

American technology companies that had hoped to soon resume sales to Huawei may have to keep waiting.

  New York (CNN Business) American technology companies that had hoped to soon resume sales to Huawei may have to keep waiting.

  In May, the Trump administration placed Huawei on its Entity List, restricting US companies from selling to it without a license.

  It also hurt sales at some American tech companies for which Huawei is a major customer.

  US tech companies have urged the White House to allow them to resume the sales, and some found ways to restart some shipments to Huawei without violating the Entity List restrictions.

  Trump in June said he would ease restrictions on Huawei by granting licenses to American firms to resume sales of products that do not pose a national security risk, though it was not clear exactly which products that includes.

  American lawmakers have long feared that Huawei poses a threat to US national security, something the Chinese company strongly denies.

  The company's Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy last month told CNN's Julia Chatterley the ban on sales to Huawei wouldn't keep America safe, but it could cost American jobs at its US suppliers.