Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions

Cornelia Mascio
Luglio 12, 2019

Liang Hua, chairman of the board of Chinese tech giant Huawei, speaks at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, July 12, 2019.

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei expects the USA sanction to cause the company to lose United States dollars 30 bln in revenue in 2019 and 2020.

But developing alternatives to materials that Huawei buys from American suppliers will be hard, as non-U.S. companies are also restricted when selling products to Huawei when they include similar American items.

Liang told a news conference, "So far we haven't seen any tangible change".

"Within those confines we will try to make sure that we don't just transfer revenue from the foreign firms", said Ross. He declined to give details ahead of the release of financial results later this month. The company's founder, Ren Zhengfei, had said he expected sales to rise 30 per cent this year, but those plans were derailed by Trump's export curbs.

"We operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than 3 billion people worldwide, and we are working to provide more coverage and easier connectivity to bridge the global digital divide", Liang said in the report. "We haven't decided yet if the Hongmeng OS can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future", he said.

Washington will allow Huawei to license "commodity chip sets" and widely available software and tools so long as they don't pose a risk to USA national security or foreign policy interests, the top American diplomat for cybersecurity, Robert Strayer, told reporters on Thursday.

Even before Trump's Osaka announcement, a number of American suppliers including Micron Technology Inc. and Intel Corp. had already resumed selling certain products to Huawei after concluding there are legal ways to bypass the ban.

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