The Trump Administration has revoked certain licenses for companies that sell to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies, including chipmaker Intel Corporation. In addition to these licensing decisions, dozens of other applications to supply to the company will likely be rejected.
The Commerce Department has declined to comment on specific licensing decisions but continues to work with other agencies to “consistently” apply licensing policies in a way that “protects U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.”
According to Reuters, “Companies that received the “intent to deny” notices have 20 days to respond, and the Commerce Department has 45 days to advise them of any change in a decision or it becomes final. Companies would then have another 45 days to appeal.”
This is likely the Trump Administration’s last move against Huawei before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, putting the spotlight on how the Biden administration will approach the U.S.-China relationship.
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