A Step Back on Huawei from America

After the Trump administration blacklisted the Chinese technology manufacturer Huawei, first Google, then Intel and Qualcomm announced that they had cut off their relations with Huawei. Huawei, on the other hand, did not take a step back in this regard, “Wait and see.” he had exited. After this heated process yesterday, new developments continue to occur. Accordingly, the United States announced that it has temporarily eased the restrictions imposed on Huawei.

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According to the new decision, some of the restriction decisions taken for Huawei will be suspended for 90 days. In this way, Huawei’s global crisis was prevented. In line with this decision, Huawei will not be able to purchase US-made products to design new products, but at least it will be able to maintain the sustainability of its current products.

Making statements on the subject, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross described this situation as a transitional period. Expressing that they allow telecommunication companies using Huawei technology to make new agreements, Ross did not make a statement about whether the period will be extended. Kevin Wolf, a lawyer at the US Department of Commerce, argued that the reason behind this decision was a collapse that could occur in the internet, computer and smartphone industries.

There were also statements from the Huawei front regarding this decision. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei stated that the US administration underestimates Huawei’s power, and that no one can easily catch up with Huawei, especially in 5G technology, and that the negotiations with Google regarding the license issue are continuing, and that this postponement decision will not affect them.

Although the reasons behind this decision have been announced by state officials, there are still some question marks in mind. Especially the declines in the markets after the decision was taken may have compelled the United States to take such a decision. Because the share values ​​of American companies experienced a serious decline after the decision to ban. In addition, it is said that the cost of the Huawei ban to American companies may be 56.3 billion dollars, while the number of employees who will have to leave their jobs as a result of this ban is around 74 thousand.

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