US President Donald Trump said the US did not want the US to do business with Huawei, although his administration has assessed whether the exemption period will be extended for the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies HWT.UL.
The exemption, which allows Huawei to buy products from US companies, is expected to be extended by the US Department of Commerce, Reuters and other media reported on Friday.
The “temporary general license” granted to Huawei will be extended by 90 days, according to Reuters.
Trump told reporters before boarding a plane in New Jersey yesterday that he did not want to do business with Huawei for national security reasons.
“It looks like we’re not going to do business right now. I don’t want to do any business because it’s a national security threat, and I believe the press has handled the issue in a slightly different way,” Trump said.
Trump said some of Huawei’s areas of activity would be exempt from a comprehensive ban, but this would be “too complicated”. Trump did not say whether the administration could extend the “temporary general license”.
Larry Kudlow, US National Economic Council director, who announced before Trump on the same day, said the Ministry of Commerce would extend the license term granted to Huawei by three months as an indication of iyi goodwill ortam in an environment of wider trade negotiations with China.