Last month the US commerce department added trade restriction on Huawei and discontinued its business with American firms, and now the Trump government’s acting chief is asking for a postpone in restrictions on Huawei’s products.
White House’s acting budget official, Russell Vought, has requested, Vice president Mike Pence, that some restrictions against Huawei sales be delayed for two Years “to ensure the effective implementation of the prohibition without compromising desired security Objectives, revealed in a letter seen by Reuters.
Vought said the timeline for the restrictions against Huawei would cause a “dramatic reduction” in the number of contractors.
He also asked that restriction against purchasing Huawei equipment imposed on government contracts to begin in four years, rather than two years. This delay would give extra time to think through the related impacts and possible solutions.
Back in May, the US blacklisted Huawei citing that the company can use its equipment for breaching nation’s security and is controlled by the Chinese government but Huawei has repeatedly denied these allegations.