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US firms allowed to ship goods worth US$103b to Huawei, SMIC

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The existence of sanctions did not prevent US suppliers from obtaining licences from the Commerce Department to ship billions of dollars worth of supplies to Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp between November 2020 and April 2021.

But most of the licences were for shipping non-sensitive items, Reuters reported. Of 113 licences approved for Huawei, 80 were for non-sensitive items while for SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.

Both Huawei, a company that makes end-to-end equipment for 5G networks, and SMIC, China's biggest semiconductor manufacturer, are on a trading blacklist.

American suppliers exported US$61 billion worth of products to Huawei and US$42 billion worth of product to SMIC.

Reuters was given the statistics by Republicans in the US House of Representatives.

The figures are to be put up on the Commerce Department's website shortly, after Michael McCaul, the top member of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committee, requested they be released.

In May 2019. the US placed Huawei on its Entity List, an act that prevented it from obtaining American products without a licence from the Department of Commerce.

Huawei got around this by buying what it needed from branches of American firms in other countries. The only thing it could not source were the proprietary apps that come with Google's Android mobile operating system. It developed its own operating system, HarmonyOS, using the open-source port of Android as a base.

In May 2020, the US put in place further restrictions to cut off Huawei's supply of semiconductors which it was getting made mostly by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

This was done through the Foreign Direct Product Rule that makes it necessary for any company — American or foreign — that sells American products or those made using American technology to require a permit before selling to Huawei.

On top of that, new export control rules were imposed by the US Government in August 2020 and these made it well-nigh impossible for Huawei to obtain the SoCs it needs to build its flagship smartphones.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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