The Commerce Department is apparently still treating Huawei as blacklisted despite President Donald Trump saying he’d ease limitations on companies selling equipment to the. A senior official emailed enforcement staff on Monday to assert that the company remains on its Entity List and is “presumption of denial” licensing policy is still in place, Reuters reported.
The email came two days after Trumphe put in place with a May executive order in an effort to kickstart trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. After that, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow noted that US companies can only sell to Huawei.
Huawei has been the subject ofdue to suspected links with the Chinese government and the belief that its equipment could be used for spying — suspicions the company .
Huawei still isn’t sure where it stands with US companies — it’s also reportedly waiting to hear from the Commerce Department aboutin future mobile devices.
Neither the Commerce Department nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.
First published at 2:45 a.m. PT.
Updated at 3:15 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.