US companies allowed Huawei distribution: Donald Trump lifts the ban on selling US technology components to Chinese OEM Huawei, as long as they do not pose a risk to his country's security. "US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei - we are talking about equipment that does not pose a major national security problem," the US president said on the sidelines of the G20, Bloomberg reports. This decision of Donald Trump will apply only to the products available on a large scale in the world and thus exclude the most sensitive equipment, said Sunday the economic adviser of the White House.

"All that will happen is that the Commerce Department will grant additional licenses when there is general availability" for the components that the band needs, said Larry Kudlow in the program "Fox News Sunday ". US semiconductor manufacturers in particular "sell products that are widely available from other countries (...) This is not a general amnesty (...) National security concerns will remain primordial, "he said.

The partial lifting of US restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer is a key element of the agreement reached over the weekend between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to revive trade negotiations between the two countries.

US companies allowed Huawei distribution

Huawei remains on "blacklist" in the United States

In the United States, this development has prompted criticism from senators - both Democrats and Republicans - concerned about the links between Huawei and the Chinese intelligence services. "There will be a lot of retaliation if it's a major deal," said South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on "Meet the press".


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Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment maker and the world's second largest smartphone maker, denies that its products pose a security threat. The group has begun to defend itself on the legal track since it was placed on a US "blacklist" for exports last month.

Larry Kudlow clarified that this provision remained and that broader concerns about Huawei would be addressed during the resumption of discussions. The agreement reached during the weekend "is not the last word," said the councilor.