Commerce Department Extends Huawei TGL License Until April 1, 2020


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a third extension of the Temporary General License (TGL) applied to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) and its listed non-U.S. affiliates that partially restores the company’s licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, re-exports, and in-country transfers. The purpose of the TGL is to assure the continued secure operation of portions of telecommunications systems while allowing time for affected companies and persons to identify and shift to other sources of equipment, software and technologies.  On May 16, 2019, the Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 of its non-U.S. affiliates to its banned “Entity List.”  However, several days later, BIS formally extended a TGL to Huawei that temporarily authorized the manufacturer to engage in certain transactions, and this TGL was extended for subsequent 90 day periods on August 19, 2019 and November 18, 2019.  This most recent 45-day TGL extension lasts until April 1, 2020.


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