The US Department of Commerce on Monday imposed restrictions on 38 subsidiaries of the Chinese Corporation Huawei concerning access to US technology and software. This is stated in a statement issued by the Ministry.
вЂњThe Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS, operates under the US Department of Commerce) introduces additional restrictions for Huawei and related non вЂ” us companies on access to products manufactured using US technologies and software,вЂќ the text notes. вЂњThe Bureau adds another 38 Huawei subsidiaries to the list of organizations that require a license for all products subject to export control rules.вЂќ
The restrictions, in particular, relate to access to foreign chips produced using American technologies. The list includes subsidiaries from 21 countries, including Russia (Huawei Cloud Russia and Huawei OpenLab Moscow).
In August 2019, a ban on the purchase and use by American government agencies of telecommunications equipment from Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei came into force in the United States. The measures apply to video surveillance systems and equipment of Chinese companies Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology, as well as their subsidiaries. It is also prohibited to purchase services from the listed legal entities.
On May 15, 2019, Trump signed an Executive order imposing a state of emergency to protect the country's information and communication infrastructure from external threats. As a result, the US Department of Commerce has blacklisted Huawei since May 17 last year because of threats to national security, which severely limited the company's ability to purchase high-tech equipment in the United States. The Agency subsequently issued and then renewed a General license that renewed the right to maintain networks and provide software updates for the company's mobile devices. The US authorities have extended it several times.