The US government has extended restrictions to further restrict Huawei Technologies' access to key components, now preventing the Chinese tech giant from buying chips from foreign manufacturers using US technology. It also added 38 other Huawei subsidiaries to the Restrictions List, including Huawei Cloud Singapore and Huawei Cloud France.
The latest amendments came into effect immediately to "block" Huawei's efforts to circumvent previous third-party export controls, the Commerce Department's Office of Industry and Security said Monday.TO).
The bureau also noted that it imposed licensing requirements on "any transaction involving data" subject to export controls where a party to the list of restrictions is involved, for example, when Huawei was a buyer, intermediary or end user. In addition, he said, the Temporary General License had expired.
The 38 Huawei subsidiaries that are now part of the restriction list include Huawei Cloud Computing Technology, Huawei Cloud Singapore, Huawei Cloud France and Huawei Cloud Russia. BIS said they were added to the list because "they are significant risk"To act on behalf of Huawei" contrary to national interests security ή foreign policy [of the USA] ”.
"There is reason to believe that Huawei will seek to use them to circumvent the restrictions," the office said, adding that the new measures would prevent Huawei from acquiring electronics. accessories developed or produced by foreign companies using US technology.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said: "Huawei and its foreign subsidiaries have expanded their efforts to acquire advanced semiconductors developed or manufactured by software and technology to meet the policy objectives of the Chinese Communist Party… This multifaceted δράση demonstrates our continued commitment to thwart Huawei's ability to do so. "
US government introduced visa restrictions on some supplier staff last month Chinese technology, namely Huawei, which provided "material support to regimes involved in human rights violations worldwide".
Huawei described the US government's export cuts as an attempt to curb foreign competition and said such moves would undermine international corporate confidence in US technology and supply chains. He also warned that the Chinese government will likely take countermeasures if the US continues to impose trade sanctions on the networking equipment vendor.
US government trade restrictions have prompted Huawei to increase its research and development investment by 30%, as well as to invest in the redesign of products her.