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Huawei crackdown

US to allow companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards

Rule change comes amid concerns of American tech industry being 'sidelined'

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Monday that it will allow American companies to work with Huawei on setting standards for 5G networks despite Washington's continuing crackdown on the Chinese company.

Since Huawei was placed on the U.S. entity list -- a trade blacklist-- in May 2019, American companies have been required to obtain a special license from the Commerce Department to have any business dealings with Huawei and its affiliates. This rule change allows companies to disclose U.S. technologies to the Chinese telecom giant without a license if it is for the purpose of 5G standards development.

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