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U.S. approves Microsoft to sell software to Huawei

Christian Fernsby |
Microsoft had been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies.

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Topics: U.S.    MICROSOFT    HUAWEI   

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it would allow some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant, which was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns.

The Commerce Department confirmed it had begun issuing licenses for some companies to sell goods to Huawei, expanding the company’s supplier base and providing long-awaited clarity to the industry that once sold it billions of dollars worth of goods.

On Wednesday, a U.S. official said it had received roughly 300 license requests, about half of which had been processed. Roughly half of those –had been approved and the rest denied.

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