China’s Huawei is still blacklisted by the US government despite President Donald Trump’s promise to lift the blockade against the telecom giant. This is stated in an internal memo from the US Department of Commerce, viewed by Reuters news agency. According to insiders, it is a sign of confusion about the status of Huawei.
American companies may only sell to Huawei since May if they have received permission from the government, because the company would be a threat to national security. That status still applies to the group, writes an executive from the Ministry of Commerce in an e-mail to his colleagues who have to process the applications.
Trump announced on Saturday that he was lifting sanctions against Huawei, as a sign of goodwill towards China. The Asian country and the United States agreed last weekend to renegotiate a new trade agreement.