Chinese Telecom Companies Under Fire: Commerce Moves to Cut Off Huawei From U.S. Technology, With More Restrictions Coming

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) and its affiliates to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) “Entity List,” a move that effectively cuts off Huawei from directly or indirectly acquiring U.S.-origin hardware, software, and technology.

These new restrictions became effective at 4:15 p.m. Eastern time on May 16 when Commerce displayed the Federal Register Notice implementing the Entity List additions on the public inspection list. We expect more guidance to become available over the next several days as these restrictions are further implemented.

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