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U.S. begins issuing some licenses for companies to supply goods to Huawei

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U.S. begins issuing some licenses for companies to supply goods to Huawei
FILE PHOTO: A Huawei device is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri   -   Copyright  Carlo Allegri(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department confirmed Wednesday it has begun issuing licenses for some U.S companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

In May, the Trump administration put Huawei on an economic blacklist, citing national security concerns, but on Monday agreed to again extend a temporary general licence to assist some U.S. rural network operators.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business Network late Tuesday that the department has “had 290-something requests for specific licenses. We now have been starting to send out the 20-day intent to deny letters and some approvals.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson and Alexandra Alper)