White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban: Reuters

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gives a briefing on cryptocurrency at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

U.S. officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting at the White House on Monday of semiconductor and software executives to discuss the U.S. ban on Huawei Technologies, two sources briefed on the meeting said on Friday.

The United States placed Huawei on the Commerce Department’s so-called Entity List in May over national security concerns. U.S. parts and components generally cannot be sold to those on the list without special licenses.

However, U.S. President Donald Trump, who is seeking to revive trade talks with China, announced late last month that U.S. companies would be allowed to sell products to Huawei.

The White House did not immediately comment on the meeting.

One of the sources said invited companies included chipmakers Intel, Micron Technology, Qualcomm and Broadcom. Microsoft was also invited.

Intel and Qualcomm declined to comment.

The United States may approve licenses for companies to restart new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, a senior U.S. official said last week.

Source: CNBC

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