The president of the United States, Donald Trump has confirmed this Saturday that the North American companies will be able to supply material to the technology Huawei in the framework of the resumption of the commercial negotiations with China announced during the summit of the G20 in Osaka (Japan).
Trump thus decides to reverse a decision prohibiting these companies from entering into business relations under the suspicion that Huawei, mainly known for its mobile phones, could pose a threat to national security. Trump signed an executive order prohibiting U.S. telecommunications companies from using devices developed by companies that could pose “a national security risk,” opening the door to a possible ban with Asian giant Huawei.
The initial Huawei decree invokes the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives the president the authority to regulate trade in response to a national emergency threatening the United States. The measure directs the Department of Commerce, which works with other government agencies, to submit an implementation plan within 150 days. In a statement issued by the White House, the U.S. president justified his decision in the attacks received by “foreign adversaries” who try to “exploit weaknesses in their country’s information and communication systems. In this sense, Trump explained that this threat exists because of the personal use of devices or services offered by those companies (as would be the case of Huawei) that try to carry out an espionage focused on the economy and industry of the United States.
The president, however, has not spoken about the situation of financial chief Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. authorities and speculated that Trump could annul the arrest warrant.