US could relax sanctions against Huawei

Only a few days ago, US President Donald Trump put the Chinese company Huawei on a blacklist. Now he could row back – but not to do the manufacturer a favor.

The US Department of Commerce could soon ease some sanctions against Chinese network outfitter Huawei. This would give companies and individuals who have Huawei equipment time to ensure the reliability of their communications networks, a ministry spokeswoman said. The scheme would apply for 90 days, but not for new transactions.

Potential beneficiaries could be Internet and mobile operators in sparsely populated areas in the US, such as Wyoming or eastern Oregon, who have purchased equipment from Huawei in recent years. At Huawei initially no opinion was received.