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Greenlight for Microsoft's software exports to Huawei

Nov 24. 2019
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By The Nation

Microsoft has been allowed to export its software to China's Huawei, after being granted an licence for mass-market sales by the US government.

“On November 20, the US Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a licence to export mass-market software to Huawei. We appreciate the Department’s action in response to our request,” a Microsoft spokesman told Reuters via email.

The US Commerce Department said in a statement that it had begun issuing licences for some companies to sell their products to Huawei. However, There was no confirmation on which products have been approved for sales to Huawei.

According to a US official, about half of roughly 300 licence requests have been processed.

However, Huawei is still waiting for a licence allowing Alphabet Google to provide its mobile services to new Huawei models, already on sales in the global market.

Another source said some licences were granted for sales of cell phone components and non-electronic components.

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