The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has begun issuing licenses allowing some companies to restart U.S. tech sales to China’s Huawei, months after adding the telecom company to a trade blacklist.
The licenses, which will benefit both U.S. tech companies and Huawei, come as the United States struggles to secure a wider trade deal with China.
The Commerce Department approved roughly one-quarter of the nearly 300 license applications it received from companies, according to an industry official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss nonpublic information. One-quarter of applications are receiving denial notifications and no action has been taken on the rest, the official said.
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