Washington gives Huawei another 45 days to buy from US suppliers

Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. (File photo: AFP)

The Trump administration on Monday issued a 45-day extension allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a series of extensions that it says are aimed at minimizing disruptions for customers, many of which operate networks in rural America.

The decision comes as the administration has been debating further tightening restrictions on sales of US goods to Huawei.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57