Commerce Extends Huawei’s Export License, Adds 26 Affiliates to Entity List
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) extended the temporary general license (TGL) authorizing specific, limited engagements in transactions involving the export, re-export and transfer of items under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates subject to the entity list. BIS also identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies affiliates that require inclusion on the entity list as part of a review of all entity listings effective Aug. 19.

Huawei was added to the entity list in May. Since May, the department has added more than 100 persons or organizations to the entity list in connection to Huawei.

The continuation of the TGL is intended to afford U.S. consumers necessary time to transition away from Huawei equipment, given the persistent national security and foreign policy threat. This license is effective Aug. 19 for an additional 90 days.

“As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei’s products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Simultaneously, we are constantly working at the department to ensure that any exports to Huawei and its affiliates do not violate the terms of the entity listing or temporary general license.”

Outside of the scope of the TGL, any exports, re-exports or in-country transfers of items subject to the EAR will continue to require a license granted after a review by BIS under a presumption of denial.

Huawei was added to list after DOC concluded that the company is engaged in activities that threaten U.S. national security or foreign policy interests, including alleged violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to violate IEEPA by providing prohibited financial services to Iran, and obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of those alleged violations of U.S. sanctions, among other illicit activities.

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