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US Admin. adds new Huawei affiliates to entity list

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Commerce announced Monday identifying 46 additional Huawei Technologies affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, "as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings," where the new restrictions on these affiliates are effective today.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce has also announced that "it will extend the Temporary General License (TGL) authorizing specific, limited engagements in transactions involving the export, re-export, and transfer of items to Huawei and its non-US affiliates which are subject to the Entity List." It noted that the continuation of the TGL "is intended to afford consumers across America the necessary time to transition away from Huawei equipment, given the persistent national security and foreign policy threat.
"This license will be effective on August 19, 2019 and last an additional 90 days," it announced, where the new deadline for the penalty will be November 19.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in this regard "as we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption." He added, "simultaneously, we are constantly working at the Department to ensure that any exports to Huawei and its affiliates do not violate the terms of the Entity Listing or Temporary General License." On Sunday, President Donald Trump told reporters that Huawei "is a company we may not do business with at all," stressing "we're actually open not to doing business with them.
"At this moment, it looks much more like we're not going to do business. I don't want to do business at all, because it is a national security threat," he remarked.
He reiterated "we're actually talking about not doing any business, we'll be making a decision over that in the not-too-distant future." (end) si.mb