Huawei and 68 affiliates added to US Department of Commerce Entity List

As previously reported (see post), Huawei has been added to the Entity List of the US Department of Commerce. Addition to the Entity List imposes licence requirements on and restricts access to US exports for listed entities that may be involved in “activities that are contrary to national security or foreign policy interests of the US”. Consequently, Huawei is currently prevented from accessing US-origin goods and technology without a licence. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), an agency of the Department of Commerce, has also added 68 non-US affiliates of Huawei located in 26 states to the Entity List due to their relationship with Huawei. See Huawei Final Rule, which amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Huawei and its affiliates to the Entity List.

Following this announcement,  Google announced that it had suspended Huawei’s access to its Android operating system, whilst chipmakers including Intel and Qualcomm have stopped supplying chips to Huawei until further notice.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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