US makes headway on Huawei trade licences

first_img El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 NOV 2019 Tags Diana Goovaerts FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Previous ArticleIndia offers relief with spectrum payment deferralNext ArticleSynchronoss boss hails US 5G march The US Department of Commerce (DoC) gave the green light for a select number of domestic companies to resume sales to Huawei, as the agency began processing applications from suppliers hoping to skirt a trade ban levied on the Chinese vendor in May, Reuters reported.Sources told the news agency the DoC thus far reviewed around half of nearly 300 applications it received for special trade licences. Approximately 75 were granted approval.The DoC said in a statement to Reuters the licences cover “limited and specific activities which do not pose a significant risk to the national security or foreign policy interests”. However, it did not disclose which companies or components won approval.In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this month, commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said the government was surprised by the large number of requests it received from suppliers looking to continue sales to Huawei.Though Huawei landed on a US trade blacklist in May, the vendor has been able to keep working with US partners on a limited basis under a special temporary licence. Earlier this week, the DoC extended that temporary authority to run through mid-February, but the approvals it is now issuing will provide longer-term certainty for both Huawei and its suppliers. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Relatedcenter_img Huawei Español Home US makes headway on Huawei trade licences Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US?last_img read more

Whitefish River to be Blocked for Toxic Cleanup

first_imgWHITEFISH – Officials in northwestern Montana say the Whitefish River will be blocked and the flow piped downstream so crews can vacuum toxic sludge off the riverbed.The plan is the second part of a three-part cleanup of old railroad pollution being carried out by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad that is being overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency.Jennifer Chergo of the EPA says work should begin within two weeks.The EPA ordered the railroad to undertake the river restoration near a fueling facility upstream from Whitefish after finding diesel and other contaminants in the sediment.Crews plan to use portable dams and reroute the river through several four-foot diameter pipes, leaving the riverbed dry. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more