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Commerce Department issues rule to allow standards work with Huawei

June 23, 2020


The U.S. Commerce Department has posted a new rule specifying that U.S. companies may work on technical standards, including 5G, with Huawei and its affiliates around the world, despite ongoing restrictions on sale and sharing of U.S.-based technology with the company.

The rule amends the Huawei “entity listing,” which restricts sales of U.S. goods and technology to the company. The United States placed Huawei on the list in May 2019, citing national security concerns.THe new rule authorizes the release of certain technology information to Huawei or its affiliates if that information contributes “to the revision or development of a ‘standard’ in a ‘standards organization.’”

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