San Francisco: The US Commerce Department has paved the way for US companies to work with Huawei on developing 5G standards, despite rules that prohibit the Chinese telecom giant from doing certain commercial transactions with American firms.
The amended rules are applicable "in legitimate standards development contexts only, and not for commercial purposes," the US Commerce Department said on Monday.
"The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation. This action recognises the importance of harnessing American ingenuity to advance and protect our economic and national security," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement. "The Department is committed to protecting US national security and foreign policy interests by encouraging US industry to fully engage and advocate for US technologies to become international standards." Alleging that China could use Huawei technology for spying purposes, the US government added the company to the Entity List on May 16, 2019 to limit Huawei's access to US technology. (IANS)
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