For the past month, Huawei uncertainty in the smartphone business, when the Pres. Donald Trump called off all U.S. companies not to conduct any business with the Chinese-based technology & telecommunication firm.
The company was reported to be under scrutiny—expressing concern that its technology could be used by China’s security services to spy the U.S. government. However, Huawei denied all allegations calling upon the government to show evidence that it was spying.
With the President’s directive, on May 16th, Huawei was added on U.S. Department of Commerce entity list which restricts them from doing any business with U.S. companies minus the White House approval.
U.S. companies including; Google, Microsoft, Intel, ARM, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, among others, complied with the directive — hence suspending their business with the Chinese firm.
With the directive put into effect this affected Huawei’s dreams of becoming the become the largest global smartphone. But on the other hand banning the company from conducting business with U.S. companies was affecting U.S. as well.
Huawei Founder, Ren Zhengfei admitted that the ban would cost the Chinese tech firm — at least USD$30 billion in lost revenue of the next two years.
Now after meeting with the Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping at the G20 summit being held in Osaka, Japan, Trump said the company “U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei.”
“US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei. We’re talking about equipment where there’s no great national security problem with it,” said Trump.
Trump further said, “I said that’s O.K, that we will keep selling that product, these are American companies that make these products. That’s very complex, by the way. I’ve agreed to allow them to continue to sell that product so that American companies will continue.”
However, Huawei still remains on the entity list of companies that the U.S. Department of Commerce bars from dealing with American entities.
As to per our knowledge, a formal decision has not been made yet.