According tomedia, Huawei’s complex relationship with the U.S. Commerce Department could complicate matters. The U.S. Commerce Department is unhappy with the outcome of the current ban, and is looking at other measures to prevent foreign companies from doing business with Huawei. But that doesn’t seem to be a fatal blow to Huawei. Doug Jacobson, a Washington trade lawyer quoted by Reuters, said Huawei has the ability to survive and overcome these difficulties.
The rule change would “allow U.S. authorities to regulate the sale of non-sensitive products, such as standard phone chips, native technology, software or parts manufactured in the U.S., to Huawei,” the report said. “
According to Reuters, the situation seems a bit confusing. On the one hand, Huawei has been given a moratorium on execution and trade permits. On the other hand, the U.S. really wants to control who Huawei can trade, and the initial ban apparently didn’t bring the results some government officials wanted.