(NewsGlobal.com)- According to The National Pulse, the White House discreetly relaxed Trump-era prohibitions on the transfer of American technology to companies that have been blacklisted for having ties to the Chinese Communist Party, including the contentious Huawei.
A revision to an Export Administration Regulation (EAR) from the Trump administration was published by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Commerce Department, and it now permits the release of particular technology and software for the purported purpose of “standards-setting and development in standards organizations.”
It was claimed that the action only affects corporations on the U.S. government’s “blacklist,” which would clarify whether American businesses require a permit to exchange “low-level” technology with sanctioned parties.
Notably, Huawei Technology Co., which was initially prohibited from receiving some technologies from American businesses because of its close ties to the Chinese Communist Party, will now be free to do so.
The U.S. Department of Defense and the Trump administration have branded Huawei as a “national security concern” and a longtime collaborator with the Chinese military. Huawei regularly grants the government backdoor access to its devices, networks, and goods.
According to the State Department, the Chinese Communist Party uses Huawei “not only for financial gain but also for pursuing the Party-State agenda and fulfilling its strategic objectives […] deeply enmeshed in Beijing’s system of domestic oppression and its increasingly assertive strategic ambitions globally.”
The announcement follows months of haggling by Huawei lobbyists, among them prominent opponents of Trump and supporters of Biden, including Stephen Binhak, a supporter of Trump’s impeachment, and the brothers of Steve Richetti, a Biden advisor, and John Podesta, the newly appointed Biden climate czar.
Additionally, Huawei is identified as a World Economic Forum partner company.
The Commerce Department explained the choice, stating that “the changes made in this interim final rule address concerns from U.S. industry and other stakeholders about whether BIS licenses are required to release low-level technology for legal standards activities to parties on the Entity List stemming from the listing of Huawei and a number of its non-U.S. affiliates.”
According to a press release describing the new rule, which will effectively permit the export of previously prohibited technology to Huawei, “The rule amends the EAR to authorize the release of certain technology and software subject to the EAR to entities on the Entity List without a license when that release occurs in a standards-related activity with the intent that the resulting standard will be “published.”