U.S. President Donald Trump has extended an order that prohibits U.S. companies from cooperating or buying telecommunications equipment from companies that pose a threat to national security. The duration of the restrictions is extended for one year until May 2021.
Although the ban does not mention specific companies, the law was enacted to effectively end U.S. operations with Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE. As a result, these companies can no longer sell their products in the United States or work with companies such as Google or ARM to use critical software and licensing.
The White House issued its original order almost a year ago in May 2019. After that, Huawei received temporary general licenses from The U.S. Commerce Department several times, which allowed the company to continue to maintain existing equipment. The last extension was granted in March and expires on May 15. So far, neither Huawei nor The U.S. Commerce Department has announced whether the next extension of the temporary license will be granted.